South Africa: Holsloot Weir Inaugurated in Western Cape

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  • Western Cape Minister for Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, officially open the Holsloot Weir near Rawsonville last week. 

The Holsloot Wier, built at the cost of R78 million, responds to the severe damage caused by flooding, alien invasive plants, and damaging ecological maintenance performed within the river.

It links directly to two of the Priority Projects in the Western Cape Government’s SmartAgri Implementation Plan, namely

  • The restoration of ecological infrastructure for increased productivity and socio-ecological resilience, and
  • Collaborative, integrated catchment management aimed at improving water security and job creation.

The Holsloot Diversion Works is required to replace a number of temporary rockfill diversion weirs as part of a more sustainable river management plan. It is located on the Holsloot River, 9.7 km southeast of Rawsonville and 11 km downstream of Stettynskloof Dam.

Read about the design and construction of the Holsloot Weir HERE

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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