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, Department or Environment Affairs, Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Feb 1983|
|Pages||97 - 99|
|Keyword(s)||1981, Buffels River, Catchment flow records, Extreme rainfall events, Flood plains, Laingsburg flood, Storm rainfall and Urban areas|
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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