Rietfontein Dam

A category 1 dam, with a bypass pipeline. Ogee and Broadcrested Weir in design. The weir spans over 110m, and is recessed 8m below the dam basin, to founding level and rises 5m above.

A total of 5300m³ of mass concrete was cast into interlocked sections, which self supports without excessive use of rebar.

The design capacity of the dam is 163 mega-litre.