oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - The Orange River Project : why drag the chariot wheels? : part 3 : feature article

Volume 13, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Extracted from text ... SIVIELE INGENIEURSWESE ? AUGUSTUS 2005 8 Text Will Alexander alexwjr@iafrica.com The Why drag the chariot wheels? PART 3 'Why drag the chariot wheels?' wrote Sir William Willcocks in 1903. 'Let the South African governments confine themselves to the boldest projects.' He advocated three bold projects on the Orange River. The first was an 18 m high diversion weir at the Van der Kloof site and a 240 km long canal to irrigate land as far as Prieska. The second was an 18 m high diversion weir at Prieska to carry water into the Hartbees River valley, ..

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