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Taming A River Giant, the story of South Africa's Orange River Project

Taming A River Giant, the story of South Africa's Orange River Project

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Brochure type publication. issued by the Dept. of Information December 1971. 56 pages . 29.5 21cm

In good condition for its age and type. Please feel free to ask questions. Local postage will be R25 inc insurance.

" This is a non-technical account oof all the different components of a complex project. It is hoped that this publication will stimulate interest in a project that has excited and inspired the people of South Africa"




The Scene

History of the Project

Why The Project?

Aims of the Project

Climate and Topography

Start of the Project

Main Structures of the Orange River Project

The Works in Detail Hendrik Verwoerd Dam

- Main features

-Statistics of The Dam

Construction Contract & Execution

The Siltation Problem

OrangeFish Tunnel

Problems Posed by the Tunnel

Intake Tower & Tunnel

Underground Control Works

P.K. Le Roux Dam

The Van Der Kloof Canals System

Fish-Sundays River Canals Scheme

Hydro-electric Power Network

The Hendrik Verwoerd Power Station

Welbedacht Dam

Description of works

 Hennie Steyn Bridge

The Construction Towns

Direction of the Project




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