Plans are underway for the construction of Dikgatlhong dam at the confluence of Shashe and Tati rivers at Robelela in the Mmadinare area of Botswana.

The project was deferred for several years but preliminary work has now been initiated, prior to construction. A review of the dam design by Water Affairs is to be completed in November this year.

According to the project summary, the 41m high and 4.7km wide dam will involve placing approximately 4.9Mm3 of earthfill, making it the biggest dam in Botswana.