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Taung

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Taung completed
Taung completed

Particulars

Owner: Department of Water & Sanitation & the former Bophuthatswana Department of Water Affairs

Designer: P.J. van der Walt

Contractor: Savage and Lovemore (East Cape) Pty Ltd

Statistics

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Irrigation / Water Supply

Reservoir capacity: 66 m3x106

Height: 50 metres

Length: 320 metres

Volume of RCC: 132 m3x103

Total volume: 153 m3x103

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 06/90 (June 1990)

Start of RCC: 08/91 (August 1991)

End of RCC: 09/92 (September 1992)

End of Project: 05/93 (May 1993)

Country: South Africa

River: Harts

DMS Co-ordinates: 27˚31'33.91"S, 24˚51'15.03"E

DD Co-ordinates: -27.526087, 24.854176

Facings

Upstream

SlopeType
VerticalTraditional concrete against formwork

Downstream

SlopeType
VerticalTraditional concrete against formwork
0.75Traditional concrete against formwork  [stepped face]

Spillway

SlopeType
0.75Traditional concrete against formwork  [stepped face]

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
250250

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
44
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
66Low-lime flyash (ASTM Class F)