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Please note: only dams ≥ 15m which have been completed, are under construction, or due to begin RCC placement in the current year are included in the table below.

Results are sorted in the following order: Finish of RCC, Start of RCC, Finish of Project, Start of Project, Height and alphabetical by Dam Name.

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NameCountryOwnerPurposeRiverReservoir capacity (m3x106)Construction datesDimensionsVolumeFacingsPlacementCementitious material
StartFinishHeightLengthRCCTotalUpstreamDownstreamSpillwayLayersLiftsCementPozzolan
ProjectRCCRCCProject(m)(m)(m3x103)(m3x103)SlopeTypeSlopeTypeSlopeType(m)(m)(kg/m3)(kg/m3)
De Mist KraalSouth AfricaDepartment of Water & SanitationI WLittle Fish409/8405/8608/8610/87303003565V(1)0.60(1)*0.60(1)*2502505858(F)
Flag Boshielo - formerly ArabieSouth AfricaDepartment of Water & SanitationI WOlifants10409/8503/8611/8607/8736455101142V(1)0.50
0.75
(1)*
(1)*
0.75(1)3003003674(S)
ZaaihoekSouth AfricaDepartment of Water & SanitationWSlang19005/8511/8503/8709/884752797134V(1)V
0.62
(1)*0.62(1)*2502503684(S)
Knellpoort
[A-G]
South AfricaDepartment of Water & SanitationWRietspruit 13704/8805/8811/8809/89502004559V(1)0.60(1)*0.60(1)*25025061142(F)
SpitskopSouth AfricaDepartment of Water & SanitationIHarts6105/8809/8806/8911/89151001736V(1)
(15)
0.70(15)0.70(1)*2502509192(F)
Wolwedans
[A-G]
South AfricaDepartment of Water & SanitationWGreat Brak2411/8710/8809/8911/9070268180210V(1)0.50(1)*0.50(1)*25025058136(F)
WriggleswadeSouth AfricaDepartment of Water & SanitationWKubusie9407/8807/8907/9012/9034737134165V(1)V
0.62
(1)*0.62(1)*2502504466(F)
Glen MelvilleSouth AfricaDepartment of Water & SanitationWEcca702/8804/8912/9004/913238066114V(1)V
0.75
(1)
(1)*
0.75(1)*3303306565(F)
ThornleaSouth AfricaUmlaas Irrigation BoardIMlazi306/9010/9012/9002/91171351617V(1)0.90(3)*0.90(1)1701703887(S)
TaungSouth AfricaDepartment of Water & Sanitation & the former Bophuthatswana Department of Water AffairsI WHarts6606/9008/9109/9205/9350320132153V(1)V
0.75
(1)
(1)*
0.75(1)*2502504466(F)
Paxton South AfricaPrivate farmerITsorwo1- /9001/9112/92- /92177033V(3)V
0.50
(3)0.50(3)15015070100(F)
Qedusizi - formerly Mount PleasantSouth AfricaDepartment of Water & SanitationFKlip12804/9403/9508/9703/982849078156V(1)V
0.70
(1)
(1)*
0.70(1)*25025046108(S)
InyakaSouth AfricaDepartment of Water & SanitationWMarite12301/9606/9710/0003/0253350160327V(1)0.68(1)0.68(1)25025060120(F)
Nandoni - formerly MutotiSouth AfricaDepartment of Water & SanitationI WLuvuvhu16404/9812/9908/0304/0447392150316V(1)0.75(1)0.75(1)*25025054129(F)
Braamhoek South AfricaESKOMHBraamhoekspruit2704/0806/0906/1002/11373309098V(3')0.67(3')*0.67(3')*30012007095(F)
Spring GroveSouth AfricaTCTA (Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority)WMooi14003/1106/1205/1305/143930096114 (3') (3')  30030050110(F)
De HoopSouth AfricaDepartment of Water & SanitationWSteelpoort34707/0707/0910/1303/148510157691012V(3') (3')* (3')*300120062145(F)

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Please note: only dams ≥ 15m which have been completed, are under construction, or due to begin RCC placement in the current year are included in the list below.

Results are sorted in the following order: Finish of RCC, Start of RCC, Finish of Project, Start of Project, Height and alphabetical by Dam Name.

Full Dam Information

Details

Country: South Africa

Owner: Department of Water & Sanitation

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Irrigation / Water Supply

River: Little Fish

Reservoir capacity: 4 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 09/84

Start of RCC: 09/84

End of RCC: 08/86

End of Project: 10/87

Specifications

Height: 30 metres

Length: 300 metres

Volume of RCC: 35 m3x103

Total volume: 65 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
VerticalTraditional concrete against formwork
Downstream
SlopeType
0.60Traditional concrete against formwork  [stepped face]
Spillway
SlopeType
0.60Traditional concrete against formwork  [stepped face]

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
250250

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
58
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
58Low-lime flyash (ASTM Class F)
  
De Mist Kraal completed
De Mist Kraal completed

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Details

Country: South Africa

Owner: Department of Water & Sanitation

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Irrigation / Water Supply

River: Olifants

Reservoir capacity: 104 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 09/85

Start of RCC: 09/85

End of RCC: 11/86

End of Project: 07/87

Specifications

Height: 36 metres

Length: 455 metres

Volume of RCC: 101 m3x103

Total volume: 142 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
VerticalTraditional concrete against formwork
Downstream
SlopeType
0.50Traditional concrete against formwork  [stepped face]
0.75Traditional concrete against formwork  [stepped face]
Spillway
SlopeType
0.75Traditional concrete against formwork

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
36
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
74Ground-granulated blast-furnace slag
  
Flag Boshielo - formerly Arabie completed
Flag Boshielo - formerly Arabie completed

Full Dam Information

Details

Country: South Africa

Owner: Department of Water & Sanitation

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Water Supply

River: Slang

Reservoir capacity: 190 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 05/85

Start of RCC: 05/85

End of RCC: 03/87

End of Project: 09/88

Specifications

Height: 47 metres

Length: 527 metres

Volume of RCC: 97 m3x103

Total volume: 134 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
VerticalTraditional concrete against formwork
Downstream
SlopeType
VerticalTraditional concrete against formwork  [stepped face]
0.62 
Spillway
SlopeType
0.62Traditional concrete against formwork  [stepped face]

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
250250

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
36
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
84Ground-granulated blast-furnace slag
  
Zaaihoek completed
Zaaihoek completed

Full Dam Information

Details

Country: South Africa

Owner: Department of Water & Sanitation

Type: Arch-Gravity

Purpose(s): Water Supply

River: Rietspruit

Reservoir capacity: 137 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 04/88

Start of RCC: 04/88

End of RCC: 11/88

End of Project: 09/89

Specifications

Height: 50 metres

Length: 200 metres

Volume of RCC: 45 m3x103

Total volume: 59 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
VerticalTraditional concrete against formwork
Downstream
SlopeType
0.60Traditional concrete against formwork  [stepped face]
Spillway
SlopeType
0.60Traditional concrete against formwork  [stepped face]

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
250250

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
61
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
142Low-lime flyash (ASTM Class F)
  
Knellpoort completed
Knellpoort completed

Full Dam Information

Details

Country: South Africa

Owner: Department of Water & Sanitation

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Irrigation

River: Harts

Reservoir capacity: 61 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 05/88

Start of RCC: 05/88

End of RCC: 06/89

End of Project: 11/89

Specifications

Height: 15 metres

Length: 100 metres

Volume of RCC: 17 m3x103

Total volume: 36 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
VerticalTraditional concrete against formwork
 RCC supported by fill shoulders
Downstream
SlopeType
0.70RCC supported by fill shoulders
Spillway
SlopeType
0.70Traditional concrete against formwork  [stepped face]

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
250250

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
91
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
92Low-lime flyash (ASTM Class F)
  
Spitskop completed
Spitskop completed

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Details

Country: South Africa

Owner: Department of Water & Sanitation

Type: Arch-Gravity

Purpose(s): Water Supply

River: Great Brak

Reservoir capacity: 24 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 11/87

Start of RCC: 11/87

End of RCC: 09/89

End of Project: 11/90

Specifications

Height: 70 metres

Length: 268 metres

Volume of RCC: 180 m3x103

Total volume: 210 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
VerticalTraditional concrete against formwork
Downstream
SlopeType
0.50Traditional concrete against formwork  [stepped face]
Spillway
SlopeType
0.50Traditional concrete against formwork  [stepped face]

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
250250

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
58
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
136Low-lime flyash (ASTM Class F)
  
Wolwedans completed
Wolwedans completed

Full Dam Information

Details

Country: South Africa

Owner: Department of Water & Sanitation

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Water Supply

River: Kubusie

Reservoir capacity: 94 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 07/88

Start of RCC: 07/88

End of RCC: 07/90

End of Project: 12/90

Specifications

Height: 34 metres

Length: 737 metres

Volume of RCC: 134 m3x103

Total volume: 165 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
VerticalTraditional concrete against formwork
Downstream
SlopeType
VerticalTraditional concrete against formwork  [stepped face]
0.62 
Spillway
SlopeType
0.62Traditional 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)
  
Wriggleswade completed
Wriggleswade completed

Full Dam Information

Details

Country: South Africa

Owner: Department of Water & Sanitation

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Water Supply

River: Ecca

Reservoir capacity: 7 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 02/88

Start of RCC: 02/88

End of RCC: 12/90

End of Project: 04/91

Specifications

Height: 32 metres

Length: 380 metres

Volume of RCC: 66 m3x103

Total volume: 114 m3x103

Construction Methods

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)
330330

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
65
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
65Low-lime flyash (ASTM Class F)
  
Glen Melville completed
Glen Melville completed

Full Dam Information

Details

Country: South Africa

Owner: Umlaas Irrigation Board

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Irrigation

River: Mlazi

Reservoir capacity: 3 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 06/90

Start of RCC: 06/90

End of RCC: 12/90

End of Project: 02/91

Specifications

Height: 17 metres

Length: 135 metres

Volume of RCC: 16 m3x103

Total volume: 17 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
VerticalTraditional concrete against formwork
Downstream
SlopeType
0.90RCC against formwork  [stepped face]
Spillway
SlopeType
0.90Traditional concrete against formwork

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
170170

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
38
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
87Ground-granulated blast-furnace slag
  
Thornlea completed
Thornlea completed

Full Dam Information

Details

Country: South Africa

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

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Irrigation / Water Supply

River: Harts

Reservoir capacity: 66 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 06/90

Start of RCC: 06/90

End of RCC: 09/92

End of Project: 05/93

Specifications

Height: 50 metres

Length: 320 metres

Volume of RCC: 132 m3x103

Total volume: 153 m3x103

Construction Methods

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)
  
Taung completed
Taung completed

Full Dam Information

Details

Country: South Africa

Owner: Private farmer

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Irrigation

River: Tsorwo

Reservoir capacity: 1 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: -/90

Start of RCC: -/90

End of RCC: 12/92

End of Project: -/92

Specifications

Height: 17 metres

Length: 70 metres

Volume of RCC: 3 m3x103

Total volume: 3 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
VerticalRCC against formwork
Downstream
SlopeType
VerticalRCC against formwork
0.50 
Spillway
SlopeType
0.50RCC against formwork

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
150150

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
70
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
100Low-lime flyash (ASTM Class F)
  
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Full Dam Information

Details

Country: South Africa

Owner: Department of Water & Sanitation

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Flood Control

River: Klip

Reservoir capacity: 128 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 04/94

Start of RCC: 04/94

End of RCC: 08/97

End of Project: 03/98

Specifications

Height: 28 metres

Length: 490 metres

Volume of RCC: 78 m3x103

Total volume: 156 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
VerticalTraditional concrete against formwork
Downstream
SlopeType
VerticalTraditional concrete against formwork
0.70Traditional concrete against formwork  [stepped face]
Spillway
SlopeType
0.70Traditional concrete against formwork  [stepped face]

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
250250

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
46
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
108Ground-granulated blast-furnace slag
  
Qedusizi - formerly Mount Pleasant completed
Qedusizi - formerly Mount Pleasant completed

Full Dam Information

Details

Country: South Africa

Owner: Department of Water & Sanitation

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Water Supply

River: Marite

Reservoir capacity: 123 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 01/96

Start of RCC: 01/96

End of RCC: 10/00

End of Project: 03/02

Specifications

Height: 53 metres

Length: 350 metres

Volume of RCC: 160 m3x103

Total volume: 327 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
VerticalTraditional concrete against formwork
Downstream
SlopeType
0.68Traditional concrete against formwork
Spillway
SlopeType
0.68Traditional concrete against formwork

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
250250

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
60
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
120Low-lime flyash (ASTM Class F)
  
Inyaka completed
Inyaka completed

Full Dam Information

Details

Country: South Africa

Owner: Department of Water & Sanitation

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Irrigation / Water Supply

River: Luvuvhu

Reservoir capacity: 164 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 04/98

Start of RCC: 04/98

End of RCC: 08/03

End of Project: 04/04

Specifications

Height: 47 metres

Length: 392 metres

Volume of RCC: 150 m3x103

Total volume: 316 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
VerticalTraditional concrete against formwork
Downstream
SlopeType
0.75Traditional concrete against formwork
Spillway
SlopeType
0.75Traditional concrete against formwork  [stepped face]

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
250250

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
54
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
129Low-lime flyash (ASTM Class F)
  
Nandoni - formerly Mutoti completed
Nandoni - formerly Mutoti completed

Full Dam Information

Details

Country: South Africa

Owner: ESKOM

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Hydropower

River: Braamhoekspruit

Reservoir capacity: 27 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 04/08

Start of RCC: 04/08

End of RCC: 06/10

End of Project: 02/11

Specifications

Height: 37 metres

Length: 330 metres

Volume of RCC: 90 m3x103

Total volume: 98 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
VerticalRCC against formwork (GEVR/GE-RCC)
Downstream
SlopeType
0.67RCC against formwork (GEVR/GE-RCC)  [stepped face]
Spillway
SlopeType
0.67RCC against formwork (GEVR/GE-RCC)  [stepped face]

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
3001200

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
70
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
95Low-lime flyash (ASTM Class F)
  
Braamhoek completed
Braamhoek completed

Full Dam Information

Details

Country: South Africa

Owner: TCTA (Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority)

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Water Supply

River: Mooi

Reservoir capacity: 140 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 03/11

Start of RCC: 03/11

End of RCC: 05/13

End of Project: 05/14

Specifications

Height: 39 metres

Length: 300 metres

Volume of RCC: 96 m3x103

Total volume: 114 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
 RCC against formwork (GEVR/GE-RCC)
Downstream
SlopeType
 RCC against formwork (GEVR/GE-RCC)
Spillway
SlopeType
  

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
50
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
110Low-lime flyash (ASTM Class F)
  
Spring Grove completed
Spring Grove completed

Full Dam Information

Details

Country: South Africa

Owner: Department of Water & Sanitation

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Water Supply

River: Steelpoort

Reservoir capacity: 347 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 07/07

Start of RCC: 07/07

End of RCC: 10/13

End of Project: 03/14

Specifications

Height: 85 metres

Length: 1015 metres

Volume of RCC: 769 m3x103

Total volume: 1012 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
VerticalRCC against formwork (GEVR/GE-RCC)
Downstream
SlopeType
 RCC against formwork (GEVR/GE-RCC)  [stepped face]
Spillway
SlopeType
 RCC against formwork (GEVR/GE-RCC)  [stepped face]

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
3001200

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
62
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
145Low-lime flyash (ASTM Class F)
  
De Hoop completed
De Hoop completed

 

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