BASIC ASSESSMENT FOR A GAUGING WEIR ON THE LITTLE MOOI RIVER

 

TCTA as the implementing agent proposes to construct a gauging structure in the Little Mooi River situated in KZN on behalf of the Department of Water Affairs. Construction of the weir forms part of the second phase of the Mooi Mgeni Transfer Scheme (MMTS-2) (Spring Grove Dam). The construction of the weir is proposed to be located on the farm Sans Souci B 8263 next to road P28-1 from Rosetta towards Kwamankonjane in the Little Mooi River. The MMTS-2 includes three new gauging structures to assist/ensure the effective operation of the Spring Grove Dam. The three gauging structures are located in:

  • The Mooi River approximately 140m downstream of the toe of Spring Grove Dam;
  • In the Mpofana River downstream of the existing outfall works (phase 1) of the MMTS, approximately 30m upstream of the waterfall; and
  • In the Little Mooi River roughly 380m downstream of where the P28-1 (North) road crosses the river at bridge number CVH 1937.

Terra Works Environmental Consultants was appointed as independent consultants to undertake the required Environmental Assessment process.

THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT PROCESS

The Environmental process is guided by regulations made in terms of Section 24 (5) of the National Environmental Management Act (Act No. 107 of 1998) (NEMA). In addition to specifying the sorts of activities for which Environmental Authorisation is necessary, the regulations also set out the procedures for the preparation, submission, processing, consideration of and decisions on applications for Environmental Authorisation. The proposed construction of the weir is listed in Regulations 544 and requires a Basic Assessment to be undertaken as part of the approval process. A BAsic Assessment involves:

  • Application and Initial Notification
  • Bssic Assessment Report
  • Environmental Management Programme (EMPr)
  • Environmental Authorisation

To receive information and to be invited to meetings, please contact:

Samuel Pauw
Terra Works
PO Box 28242
Danhof
9310
Tel: 051-412 6350
Fax: 051-412 6351
Email: info@terraworks.co.za

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