oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Lessons learnt from the 1981 Laingsburg Flood
|Article Title||Lessons learnt from the 1981 Laingsburg Flood|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Affiliations||1 Directorate of Water Affairs of the Department of Environment Affairs, Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Jan 1926|
|Pages||17 - 27|
|Keyword(s)||Flood, Flood plains, Laingsburg and Urban development|
The flood of 25 January 1981 in the Buffels River, which inundated the town of Laingsburg and caused the loss of 90 lives and damage in excess of R10 million, highlighted the factors which should be taken into account when planning urban areas on flood plains.
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