Canalisation

Canalisation

When rivers are straightened and deepened, or, road and area runoff piped into rivers in an attempt to manage excess water, the result is habitat loss and poor water quality.

In Hout Bay, some tributaries have been canalised and storm water runoff is directed into the rivers to the detriment of the rivers’ ecology.

Water canalized in the picture on the right does not enter the wetlands as it should.