The article in The Village NEWS of 20 November, Uilkraals Estuary artificially breached, details how all the relevant authorities were involved in considering the reasons why permission was sought, and given, for the artificial breaching of that estuary.

Given the similarities at play in the Klein River system, it seems strange that there have been no moves to breach the lagoon – which hasn’t opened for some years. We have by now had an average rainfall, so it seems uncertain when the lagoon will open again, naturally.

If urgent action is taken it may not be too late for the lagoon to be breached. I hope our Municipality will give consideration to this matter.


According to CapeNature, the artificial breaching of the Klein River and the Bot River lagoons are being investigated. As there is a possibility of rain in the next few days, a final decision by the relevant authorities will be taken after 27 November. – Ed

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