RIVER GAUGING STATIONS INFORMATION (24hr Average):   0000KOB005 Driekoppies Weir 2.545 m3/s   | 0000KOB003 Enjakeni Weir 10.912 m3/s   | 0000X1H001 Hooggenoeg Weir 14.614 m3/s   | 0000KOB004 Lebombo Weir m3/s   | 0000KOB007 Mananga Weir 11.706 m3/s   | 0000KOB008 Matsamo Weir 0.933 m3/s   | 0000KOB012 Mzimnene Weir 0.326 m3/s   | 0000KOB001 Sandbult Weir m3/s   | 0000KOB002 Tonga Weir 6.170 m3/s   | 0000KOB011 Mhlume Weir 13.857 m3/s   |


The purpose of the Komati River basin Development Project is to assure water availability in order to promote economic development. The core function of KOBWA is to effectively and efficiently operate the Komati River System in accordance with the operating rules agreed by the Parties. Key to the realization of the objectives of the project is the timely and sustained delivery of water of the Parties and this is the responsibility of the System Operation (SO) unit. The main tasks of the SO include:

  • Evaluating the hydrology of the Komati Basin in order to determine water availability:
  • Developing and implementing decision support systems to optimize water allocation/supply to the Parties;
  • Effecting water supply rationing when necessary;
  • Developing and applying a water resources accounting system to determine the amounts of water used and/or "banked" by the Parties and;
  • Facilitating communication and discussions between KOBWA and stakeholders on system operation, which is done through the Komati Joint Operation Forum (KJOF)