Government urged to reconsider Hardap Dam 70% capacity moratorium

Government urged to reconsider Hardap Dam 70% capacity moratorium

The chairperson of the Hardap Irrigation Farmers Union, Dawie de Klerk has called on the Government to reconsider a moratorium to keep the Hardap Dam at a 70% level of its capacity.
The moratorium was set by Cabinet in 2007 following the 2006 floods at Mariental.
He says water supply to canals for the irrigation would not have been stopped if the dam level was higher than the prescribed maximum capacity.