Langevlei Wetland / Canal Management maintenance.
During the first week of August 2008 contractors cut down all the reeds in the wetland as part of the maintenance management programme. The reeds had absorbed plenty of nutrients from the water and filtering the silt and sediments in the process. They had grown to over 5 meters very quickly. An important aspect is to make sure the plant matter is removed from the site so that the sediments do not become too contaminated by the excessive nutrient build up. Another management method is burning.
Reeds cut down and
The water is very clear leaving the wetland area
The canal wall has cutouts
underneath to allow The trees
planted on the island have grown well.
Indigenous Camphor and Waterberry
The contractors cleaning a sump in the canal.