n IMIESA - Upgrade of Lotus Canal - details, storm water master plan and challenges : Cape Town

Volume 37, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 37, Issue 1, Jan 2012, p. 53 - 56
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



The Lotus Canal in Cape Town was below current design standards, causing regular flooding in parts of Nyanga and Gugulethu. The section constructed between the NY3 and the railway line was impacted the worst by flooding and, as such, was the first portion to be upgraded - reducing the flood risk in areas adjacent to the canal.

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