oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Berg Water Project reserve releases : implementation of the reserve at the Berg River Dam and Supplement Scheme

Volume 16, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The Berg Water Project comprises the 65 m high Berg River Dam and the Supplement Scheme situated 12 km downstream that will pump water back into the dam during the winter months. The outlet works of the Berg River Dam were designed to release both the low flow reserve and the high flow reserve with provision for a peak release of 160 m3/s. This is the first dam in South Africa with provision for both low and high flow reserve releases and these will be implemented for the first time during the winter of 2008. This article briefly describes the release tool which has been developed to assist the operators of the Berg River Dam to make the reserve releases

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