Friday, November 22, 2013


also the longest in south africa

The Vaal River is found in South Africa. The river has its source near Breyten in Mpumalanga province, east of Johannesburg and about 30 km north of Ermelo and only about 240 km from the Indian Ocean. It 1,120 km in length.

Water is drawn from the Vaal river to meet the to supply the whole of Gauteng  Area and a large part of the Free State. As a part of the Vaal-Hartz Scheme it is a major source of water for irrigation. Water drawn from the Vaal supports 12 million consumers in Gauteng and surrounding areas