Farmers want to pump ‘empty’ Kouga Dam

But irrigation board pours cold water on ambitious plan

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Farmers downstream from the Kouga Dam believe water lying under the dam’s 3% “empty”  mark can be pumped into the channels that feed irrigation systems along the Gamtoos River Valley.

However, the Gamtoos Irrigation Board (GIB) said it was not that simple because a number of factors needed to be considered, while the dam now stands just above 5% capacity...

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