oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Shoreline remediation and floating wetlands : Hartbeespoort Dam remediation

Volume 20, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Development of criteria for habitat reconstruction and rehabilitation aims to deliver design criteria for habitat reconstruction and rehabilitation in the littoral and riparian zones for the following components:

  1. Floating wetlands (littoral zone and in open water in quiet bays)
  2. Lake bank vegetation (including terrestrial shrubs and trees) (riparian zone)
  3. Placement of gravel and rubble beds (littoral zone)
  4. Placement of additional structure in the littoral zone, such as large rocks.
Habitat reconstruction and rehabilitation in the context of the Hartbeespoort Dam refers to the placement and replacement of cover for aquatic biota. Cover in terms of rocks and plants, etc, will provide habitat for biota to feed from and to utilise as habitat and protection.

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