Heavy rains fall in the Magaliesburg area

Hartbeespoort Dam
After several days of heavy rains the sluices at Hartbeespoort Dam were opened. The dam supplies water through a network of canals that stretch over 540km!

The dam is 149m long and 59m high and is built across a gorge cutting through the Magaliesberg. The reservoir is fed by the waters of the Crocodile River and Magalies River and covers approximately 18.83 square kilometres with a mean depth of 9.6 metres and maximum depth of 45.1 metres It has a surface area of 20 square kilometres and its normal range of annual water level fluctuation is 0.8 metres

The dam was completed in 1923.

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