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Nagle Dam

Nagle Dam flood retention dam and diversionary spillway (2)

Nagle Dam Wall – 44m high and 393m long

Nagle Dam flood retention dam and diversionary spillway (6)

Nagle Dam diversionary spillway

Nagle Dam flood retention dam and diversionary spillway (10)

Nagle Dam diversion weir

Nagle Dam main dam wall and spillway (8)

Nagle Dam wall

Nagle Dam which opened in 1950 to supply Durban is well worth a visit or stay in the Umsinsi run resort. Aside from the interesting scenic drive in the Valley of a Thousand Hills, the dam has some interesting features like the diversionary spillway, which is designed to divert silt laden flood waters. The dam with a wall height of  44.3 m and length of 393m provides some interesting photographic opportunities, in addition to the surrounds and bird life.

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