Posts Tagged ‘Seekoei river’

Second public meeting about Seekoei River management plan

February 17, 2018

The second public participation meeting about the proposed management plan for the Seekoei estuary will take place in Jeffreys Bay on Monday, February 26.

The Seekoei River causeway. Photo: Anika Meyer

The meeting will take place at the Dutch Reformed Church Hall at Paradise Beach at 18:00.

Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen encourages all stakeholders to attend the meeting.

“The Seekoei estuary has for many years been a point of contention,” says van Lingen.

“Management plans for both the Seekoei estuary and the mouth have been prepared. Both plans are still in draft format and will be presented to stakeholders for their comments and inputs.

“The plans will then be finalised and tabled to Council for adoption.”

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Water to be pumped from the Seekoei River

September 1, 2017

Kouga Municipality and the residents of Paradise Beach had a productive meeting with the Department of Environmental Affairs yesterday regarding the Seekoei River causeway.

The Seekoei River causeway. Photo: Anika Meyer

The Department of Water and Sanitation and the Department of Roads and Public Works were also present because they too have critical roles to play.

Short, medium and long term strategies were agreed on.

“In the short term we are going to be pumping water from the estuary to drop the water level. We expect to finalise the paperwork this morning and our aim is to start pumping water out by this afternoon, said Mayor Elza Van Lingen.

“There are also various ways, including floats or velocity deflectors, that one can use to minimise the chop of the water.

This will limit spray washing over the causeway surface.

We are very pleased that we were able to identify an immediate solution and would like to thank all the roleplayers, including Paradise Beach residents, for rallying together in this time of crisis,” added Van Lingen.

The Municipality will provide more information regarding the longer term solutions once they have been finalised.