Wriggleswade Dam is a combined gravity and arch type dam located on the Kubusi River near Stutterheim, Eastern Cape, South Africa. It was established in 1991 and serves primarily for municipal and industrial water supply purposes. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

Wriggleswade Dam
Official nameWriggleswade Dam
CountrySouth Africa
LocationStutterheim, Eastern Cape
Coordinates32°35′37″S 27°33′11″E / 32.59361°S 27.55306°E / -32.59361; 27.55306Coordinates: 32°35′37″S 27°33′11″E / 32.59361°S 27.55306°E / -32.59361; 27.55306
PurposeIndustrial and domestic
Opening date1991
Owner(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of damArch-gravity dam
ImpoundsKubusi River
Height30 metres (98 ft)
Length780 metres (2,560 ft)
Reservoir
CreatesWriggleswade Dam Reservoir
Total capacity93,200,000 cubic metres (3.29×109 cu ft)
Catchment area447 km2
Surface area1,000 hectares (2,500 acres)

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