Alleged unlawful construction of an in-stream dam and infilling/ blocking of watercourse on Farm 178 Klaarstroom, Prince Albert District

The construction of an in-stream dam and the infilling/blocking of a watercourse.

The project entailed the cleaning of the existing dam basin and increasing the height of the dam wall. The date that the original dam was constructed is not available as it was constructed by the previous owners of the farm, however estimation will be between 2006 and 2007. The scrubbing and increasing of the dam wall by 2m, by the new and current owner, commenced in August 2015.

A pre-compliance notice was issued by DEA&DP in February 2016.