Contruction of the Hartebeespoort dam

The Hartbeespoort Dam was build in 1923, and only in March of 1925 did water overflow the dam wall for the first time.

The dam has a surface area of about 20km2 and its deepest point is 45m.  The dam wall is just shy of 150m in length (149.5m).

Photographs courtesy of the Mestsi a me project and Department of Water Affairs

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