oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Lessons learnt from the 1981 Laingsburg flood

Volume 25, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The flood of 25 January 1981 in the Buffels River, which inundated the town of Laingburg and caused the loss of 90 lives and damage in excess of Rl0 million, highlighted the factors which should be taken into account when planning urban areas on flood plains.

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