In the upper uMlazi, the main land-use types are agriculture, forestry and small rural and peri-urban settlemements. The river flows through the Baynesfield and Mapstone dams before entering the Tala Valley, an area of intense commercial agriculture and isolated forestry.
Why was Umlazi built
The Umlazi Reserve was established in 1862 by the Church of England to provide for a progressive rural life for “natives” in pursuit of pastoral and agricultural occupation. It was proclaimed a township in 1962 to house residents of Cato Manor who were moved under the slums law.
What type of river is the Umlazi River
|Alternative Names:||Mlazi, Umlaas, Umlaas River, Umlazi River|
|Type:||Stream – a body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land|
|Mindat.org Region:||eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa|
|Region:||Ethekwini, eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, Province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa|
Is water in Umlazi river polluted
While many studies have shown that water quality is deteriorated downstream of these settlements, with high levels of faecal coliform, solid waste and organic pollution, posing health risks for those living in these areas and surrounding (Quibell, 2011).
Where is the Umlazi River located
The uMlazi River originates south west of Pietermaritzburg at 1 500m above sea level. In the upper uMlazi, the main land-use types are agriculture, forestry and small rural and peri-urban settlemements.