Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme

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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.[1]

Water from a diversion weir in the Vaal River, near Warrenton, flows through a 1,176km long network of canals. This system provides irrigation water to a total of 39,820ha scheduled land, industrial water to six towns and other industrial water users. [2]

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Coordinates: 28°01′S 24°43′E / 28.017°S 24.717°E / -28.017; 24.717