The Vaalharts irrigation scheme is distinguished through the steady planning of the channelised system because the main section of the irrigation area is a continuous canal with a constant descent. The canal is 32 kilometers in length and approximately six to eleven kilometers wide. The Vaalharts Valley is located in the northeast corner of the Northern Cape province of South Africa, bordering the North West province.
It gets its name because it is located between two rivers, the Vaal and the Harts. Because of its advantageous position between the two rivers, an irrigation scheme was built in the Vaalharts Valley in the 3. 1 The History of Irrigation Development in South Africa The development of irrigation schemes is distinctly separated by the Water Research Commission (WRC) (2008) into that of the commercial sector and that of the smallholder irrigation schemes (SIS) that will be discussed in this section.
Vaalharts Water User Association (Vaalharts Water) took over the government scheme in 2003. It is the largest irrigation scheme in the country, with a scheduled area of 29 181 ha. The scheme consists of a network of canals covering a distance of more than 100km supplying water to 1 873 abstraction points through pressure regulating sluices.
This study presents a Multiobjective Differential Evolution Algorithm (MDEA) which is a family of Evolutionary Algorithms (EAs) that can be used to solve multiobjective constrained optimization problem. MDEA technique is adapted to crop planning in a farmland in the Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme (VIS) in South Africa.
The Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme is one of the largest irrigation schemes in the world covering 369. 50 square kilometres in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. It is named after the Vaal River and the Harts River, the Vaal River being its major tributary. The Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme is one of the largest irrigation schemes in the world covering 369. 50 square kilometres in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. It is named after the Vaal River and the Harts River, the Vaal River being its major tributary.
realizing agricultural potential in land reform: the case of vaalharts irrigation scheme in the northern cape province ramatsimele jacqueline maisela Agricultural Improved water distribution management. Lower Vaal River Catchment, South Africa. Project Overview. The 29 181ha Vaalharts irrigation scheme is the largest in South Africa and is situated on the confluence of the Harts and Vaal Rivers in the Lower.
Vaal River catchment. It draws water from the Vaalharts weir which is fed The Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme, in operation for more than 75 years, is the largest of its kind in South Africa. With more than 1, 100 kilometers of concretelined canals, it irrigates almost 40, 000 hectares.
How can the answer be improved? Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme, Jan Kempdorp. 24 likes. The Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme is one of the largest irrigation schemes in the world covering In the space of a week the Vaal Dam went from empty to nearly 100 full, now what? Some of the water becomes part of the Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme, which is one of the largest irrigation schemes in the world covering 369. 50 square kilometres in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa.
A diversion weir, redirects water near The one stop site for the Vaalharts Valley, Hartswater, Jan Kemp Dorp, Tadcaster, Maggogong, Taung& Warrenton.
Vaalharts is still the largest irrigation scheme in South Africa. Main crops include lucerne, cotton, maize, groundnuts, and of late grapes, citrus and pecan nuts while fruits such as apricots, watermelon, peaches and olives for the export market are on the increase.