Zeekoevlei gets flushed out

Every year the weir is opened to allow nutrients to be flushed out by the winter rains, which improves water quality at Zeekoevlei.
Pictured are members of the False Bay Nature Reserve (FBNR), from left Alex Lansdowne, Tom Schwerdtfeger, Dalton Gibbs, Liz Day, Victoria Day, Sidney Jacobs, of Friends of Zeekoevlei and Rondevlei (FOZR) and Bongani Zungu.

There was a great turnout for the Zeekoevlei Drawdown event, hosted by the False Bay Nature Reserve (FBNR) staff, on Sunday May 15, at 10am, according to Sidney Jacobs, chairperson of the Friends of Zeekoeivlei and Rondevlei (FOZR).

“Opening the weir is an annual event that allows nutrients to be flushed out by the winter rains and improves water quality dramatically.

“The local Friends of Zeekoeivlei and Rondevlei (FOZR) group was instrumental in making sure that the local residents came out in their droves and just under 100 people witnessed the event. What an amazing session,” he said.