PTA Skoenmakers River Rehabilitation

Short Project Title: Skoenmakers River Rehabilitation: FBAR: Final BAR Rehabilitation
Project Title: Final Basic Assessment Report (FBAR): the remediation and rehabilitation of the river channel along the Skoenmakers River, Eastern Cape River
Project Synopsis: The Skoenmakers River (located in the semi-arid Karoo region of the Eastern Cape) is being used as a transfer route for water transferred by the Orange-Fish-Sundays River Interbasin Transfer Scheme. The river receives water from the Gariep dam via a gravity tunnel and discharges into the Darlington dam.
Development of the Orange-Fish-Sundays River Interbasin Transfer Scheme in the 1970s to early 1980s made access for farmers to their lands hazardous. To overcome inaccessibility to Middlewater and farmlands, 10 River crossings were constructed. The continual change in the hydrological regime of this once ephemeral stream to a much bigger perennial river led to dramatic changes to both the physical structure and riparian vegetation structure of the river system. This has resulted in:
  • Erosion of the river embankment.
  • Excessive siltation causing unnatural islands to form within the river bed.
  • Blockage of water extraction Weirs and pump stations.
  • Excessive invasive vegetation causing blockage of the water course.
  • Damage to infrastructure such as road crossings, water extraction weirs and equipment to regulate flood water
This continual change has led to the deterioration of the 10 river crossings. This project entails restoring and/or upgrading the crossings.

The portions of the river to be assessed are located to the east of the R400 and to the west of the R335 and will hereafter be referred to as the study area. The study area is located within the Great Karoo and the Drought Corridor Ecoregions and within the Fish to Tsitsikama Water Management Area (WMA);
SRK Project Reference Number: 472748
Official Reference Number: PENDING
Project Location: The proposed project is situated within Eastern Cape Province. Skoenmakers River Rehabilitation is located in the semi-arid Karoo region of the Eastern Cape in the Cacadu District Municipality and within the Blue Crane Route Municipality.
Status of Project: Final Basic Assessment Reports
SRK Project Manager: Ms Manda Hinsch
Contact Email: /
Contact Number: 012 361 9821


 Document  File Size  Date  Status  
472748_Skoenmakers River Rehabilitation_FBAR Final_20160209 1 332 KB Feb 2016 Active
Appendix A - Maps        
   472748_20160126_River_Rehab_Layout_A3 1 695 KB Feb 2016  Active
   472748_20160126_River_Rehab_Locality_A3 1 219 KB Feb 2016  Active
   472748_20160126_River_Rehab_Sensitivity_A3 852 KB Feb 2016  Active
Appendix B_Site Photographs        
   App B Photo report 671 KB Feb 2016  Active
Appendix C - Technical drawings        
   472748_Skoenmakers_Intervention diagrams per zone_20160208 5 636 KB Feb 2016  Active
   Technical drawings 1 199 KB Feb 2016  Active
Appendix D - Specialist Reports        
   472748_PIA_20150831 924 KB Feb 2016  Active
   CTS15_008 Skoenmakers River Project.compressed 1 457 KB Feb 2016  Active
   FPC1559 6 730 KB Feb 2016  Active
   SAS SRK Consulting Inception Report Skoenmakers 12052014 4 624 KB Feb 2016  Active
   SAS SRK Skoenmakers River Crossing Rehab Plan with Aquatics 23102014 6 571 KB Feb 2016  Active
Appendix E - Public Participation        
   Appendix E1_Advert.Site Notice        
      472748.2016.01.12Proof of advert from the die Burger Dbar 1 065 KB Feb 2016  Active
      472748.2016.01.12Proof of advert from the die Burger Fbar 2 385 KB Feb 2016  Active
      472748.20160112. Advert for The Herald.Dbar 2 469 KB Feb 2016  Active
      472748.20160112. Advert for The Herald.Fbar 1 249 KB Feb 2016  Active
      472748_2015.05.25_2.Site Notices Photos_Small Grouped for the ammended 1 574 KB Feb 2016  Active
   Appendix E2_Stakeholder Notification and Agreement        
      1.Email 274 KB Feb 2016  Active
      Courier waybills 968 KB Feb 2016  Active
      Registered mail receipts 520 KB Feb 2016  Active
      SMS Proof 11 KB Feb 2016  Active
   Appendix E3_Comments And Response Report        
      1.Comments and Response from DEA 227 KB Feb 2016  Active
      2.Comments and Response from DEDEAT 454 KB Feb 2016  Active
      3.472748 Comments and Response Report for the Crossing 62 KB Feb 2016  Active
      472748.2016.02.09.Response to Alan Southwood DEDEAT 216 KB Feb 2016  Active
      472748_DEA Rehab FBAR_Cover letter_20160208 134 KB Feb 2016  Active
      472748_Skoenmakers_Comment on DBAR_20160122 100 KB Feb 2016  Active
   Appendix E4_Autority Proof of Notification        
      DEA 44 KB Feb 2016  Active
   Appendix E5_I&AP Register        
   472748.2015.03.30.I&AP Register_MASV 46 KB Feb 2016  Active
Appendix F - Impact Assessment        
     2015 01 12 impact - River Rehabilitation 72 KB Feb 2016  Active
     2015 01 12 impact - River Rehabilitation_operational 26 KB Feb 2016  Active
Appendix G - EMP        
  472748.20160204_Skoenmakers rehabilitation_Final1 729 KB Feb 2016  Active
Appendix H - Details of EAP and Declaration        
   471509 20150619 Skoenmaker BAR_ Decleration of Interest EAP 209 KB Feb 2016  Active
   SRKZA_PTA_HinschM_Oct_2013.docx_QR 72 KB Feb 2016  Active
Appendix I - Specialist Declaration        
   Specialist declaration_Francois Coetzee Skoenmakers 52 KB Feb 2016  Active
   Specialist declaration_Heidi Fourie Skoenmakers 1 257 KB Feb 2016  Active
   Specialist declaration_SAS 117 KB Feb 2016  Active
Appendix J - Skoenmakers River Erosion Protection Report        
   SkoenmakersRiverErosionProtectionReportGRB_rev1_Compressed 9 292 KB Feb 2016  Active
Appendix K - SG Codes        
   472748.Application Appendix SG codes 138 KB Feb 2016  Active


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