Proposed hydro power station at Augrabies

Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:51 am

Does anyone have more info about this? See http://www.sanparks.org/about/news/default.php?id=56201

The SANParks statement reads: "A proposal has been tabled to construct a 40 Megawatt hydropower station on the Orange River, on the farm Riemvasmaak, North of the Augrabies Falls. The power station would be driven with water harvested from the Orange River upstream of the Augrabies Falls. It is anticipated that the harvesting of water will have an impact on the Augrabies Falls. As custodians of the Falls, the South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to engage with visitors to ascertain their perceptions about this proposed hydropower station development. Please submit your feedback by participating in the following online survey:
https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=f7dKuoJeBDRt6hBDqCShcg "


It's a bit hard to be able to comment without more information. For instance, is an EIA being done? How far along are the plans? Anyone know?

Re: Proposed hydro power station at Augrabies

Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:39 pm

Hi annie 0/*

There is a topic about this here.

Re: Proposed hydro power station at Augrabies

Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:34 am

Thanks, Flutterby, will have a look at it now.