By now, Steenbras Creek was almost navel-deep and water rushed in rising ever faster.
Tension again grew and no-one spoke as we watched him draw up to the bank of Steenbras Creek, six hundred metres distant.
It transfers water from the Palmiet River catchment into the Steenbras
Dam to supplement Cape Towns annual water supply.
Options include water demand management, Voelvlei off river dam raising, waste water reclamation, desalination, Lourens River, Table Mountain Group Acquifer (ground water), Steenbras
Dam raising and effluent re-use.
He was going to join two fishing buddies for a trip up the West Coast to look for steenbras
The largest and most important of these is the Theewaterskloof dam in the Villiersdorp area, which is part of a larger inter-basin transfer scheme which includes the Berg River, Voelvlei in the Breede River area, Wemmershoek dam in Franschhoek, and the Steenbras
upper and lower dam in the Helderberg/ Gordons Bay area.
Age and growth of the red steenbras
Petrus rupestris (Pisces: Sparidae) on the southe-east coast of South Africa.
As they waded through Steenbras
Creek, the first stirrings of unease were felt.
The Palmiet pumped storage station transfers water from the Palmiet River catchment into the Steenbras
Dam to supplement Cape Towns water supply.
Delegates at Clean Power Africa will also have to opportunity to visit three projects to see renewable energy in action in the Western Cape, namely the Steenbras
Pumped Storage Scheme, Klipheuwel Wind Energy Facility and the Aquila CPV solar demonstration plant.
It's not like the deep freeze we got at home--put in the nice steenbras
you caught in the river and take it out six weeks later and there it is .
The event will also host site visit tours to some of the most exciting and power plants in Africa, including Katse Dam (one of the 10 largest concrete arch dams in the world in terms of its volume), Steenbras
(the first hydroelectric pumped-storage scheme in Africa), Palmiet PSS (won an award for Most Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement by SAICE) and South Africa's first concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar demonstration plant at the Aquila safari lodge, near Touws River.