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Woodstock Dam lies about 50 km south of Harrismith in the upper reaches of the Tugela River, KwaZulu-Natal, province South Africa and is the main source of water for the Thukela-Vaal Water System. The dam was commissioned in 1983, has a storage capacity of 373.3 million cubic metres and a surface area of 29.129 square kilometres, making it the 9th biggest in the country. The dam wall is 49 metres high. Water from Woodstock dam is led via a canal to a small reservoir from where it is pumped over the Drakensberg into Sterkfontein Dam. During peak electricity demand periods, the water is allowed to flow back through Turbines to produce Hydro electric power. There are a number of resorts, lodges, self-catering cottages and B&B's, s in the surrounding area. There are good carp fishing spots around the dam.
KwaZulu-Natal, Bergville. GPS: -28.7371006, 29.2068996
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