Tweelopiespruit flowing downstream of Hippo Dam, 8 May 2010 (photo Alistair Clacherty)
The photographs were taken on 8 May 2010. The iron in the water gives it the orange-red colour.
The Tweelopiespruit, flowing under the road (R24) from the Rand Uranium property and into the Krugersdorp Game Reserve. (Photo Alistair Clacherty)
On 8 May 2010, the water sample taken from this part of the Tweelopiespruit had a pH of 2 as acidic as lemon juice! In contrast, a stream a few km away with frogs and signs of a visiting otter, had a pH of 6.5.
Reading of pH2, water sample from Tweelopiespruit near R24, 8 May 2010 No dissolved oxygen in water sample from Hippo Dam, 8 May 2010 (Note the red is the rubber bung in tube) (Photos: Alistair Clacherty)
Downstream of Hippo Dam, the water flowing out of the Aviary Dam was pH2. An indication that the treatment process is not working. (Photo: Alistair Clacherty)
Crust that formed in the Tweelopiespruit