Which province is Tugela-Vaal?

Tugela River

Tugela Thukela
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Towns Bergville, Colenso
Physical characteristics

Why is Sterkfontein Dam so blue?

The waves are wind driven and add an interesting element to the otherwise “peninsula” protected flat water. The blue water is as a result of there being no rivers of significant gradient running into Sterkfontein Dam. It is like a really big man made pool sitting on top of a “hill,” the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg.

What is the river basin of Sterkfontein Dam?

The Sterkfontein Dam is located on the Nuwejaarspruit, a tributary of the Wilge River in the upper catchment area of the Vaal River in the Free State Province….Sterkfontein Dam.

Date: 1977 : 1983
Status: Extant

How deep is the Vaal Dam?

47 meters deep
The Vaal Dam in South Africa was constructed in 1938 and lies 77 km south of OR Tambo International Airport. The lake behind the dam wall has a surface area of about 320 square kilometres (120 sq mi) and is 47 meters deep. The Vaal Dam lies on the Vaal River, which is one of South Africa’s strongest-flowing rivers.

Can you swim in the Vaal Dam?

“Despite infrequent pollution incidents, the water holds minimal risk for swimmers” said Van Wyk.

Why is Tugela River important?

The Tugela River was an important boundary during the 1800s. To the south was the British colony of Natal. To the north was the independent kingdom of the Zulu, known as Zululand. On May 9, 1887, after the Anglo-Zulu War, the British took control of Zululand.

What type of river is the Tugela River?

The Thukela (more commonly known as the Tugela) River rises as a chilly and pure stream from a seepage ‘sponge’ on the slopes of Mont-aux-Sources. About one kilometre from its source on the summit plateau of the Drakensberg, it plunges in three giant leaps over the massive Amphitheatre wall.

What is biggest dam in the world?

Three Gorges Dam, China is the world’s largest hydroelectric facility. Accroding to Wikimedia, the Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric gravity dam that spans the Yangtze River by the town of Sandouping, in Yiling District, Yichang, Hubei province, China.

Where does the Vaal Dam get its water from?

In 1938 the Vaal Dam was built upstream of the Vaal River Barrage Reservoir, which is now the main source of water for Rand Water. Rivers such as the Vaal, Klip and Wilge Rivers naturally flow into the Vaal Dam. These rivers flow through agricultural land and rural settlements with very little industry.

How was Vaal Dam built?

The dam is a concrete gravity structure with an earthfill section on the right flank. It was built as a joint venture by Rand Water and the Department of Irrigation (now known as the Department of Water Affairs).