oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Berg River Dam rushes to completion : Western Cape

Volume 16, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The construction of the Berg River Dam entered its final phase with the successful release of 200 m3/s. On 12 June 2008, 1,4 Mm3 of water was released in the build-up to the 200 m3/s designed capacity of the 5,5 m diameter conduit conveying the water from the intake tower through the dam wall to the outlet works. This flow is equivalent to a natural 1:2 year flood event.

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