Oanob Dam
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  • Latitude: -23.325655
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Oanob Dam

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Oanob Dam is a dam outside of Rehoboth, Hardap Region, Namibia.

Located 7 kilometres outside of Rehoboth, it dams the Oanob River and provides the town with a majority of its water.

It has a capacity of 34,505,000 cubic metres  and was completed in 1990, the year of Namibia's independence.

The photos were taken during May 1987.


  • Source: Oanob River
  • Structure: Double curvature concrete arch
  • Purpose: Irrigation/domestic supply to Rehoboth
  • Capacity: 34.505 Mm3 (millions of cubic metres)
  • Surface Area: 3.603 km2 (square kilometres) when full
  • Year constructed: 1990
  • Annual precipitation: mean of 250 mm
  • Located approx. 7 km west of the town Rehoboth

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