Vaalharts is the largest Irrigation Scheme in South Africa. The scheme borders on the Northern Cape and North-West Provinces. Vaalharts is situated east of the Harts River and is enclosed from the south by the Vaal River. The canal system consists of a total of 1,176 kilometres of concrete-lined canals. It irrigates a total of 39,820 hectares of licensed land, currently supporting 1,040 irrigation farmers. That number includes roughly 47% of commercial farmers as well as 53% of upcoming small farmers. The scheme also provides industrial water to 6 municipalities and 9 other industrial raw water users.
Vaalharts Water Scheme is in operation for 75 years this year.
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