Aston Bay causeway underwater

The mouth of the Seekoei River has silted up and the water has once again built up in the estuary, leaving parts of the causeway underwater.

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The Kouga Municipality has requested permission to breach the mouth to allow water to run into the ocean but the Department of Environmental Affairs has requested a management plan before they will grant permission.

The Municipality is following the process, which is required by law, however, this will take time.

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Residents of Paradise Beach are understandably upset at yet again having to drive over the causeway that is a danger to themselves and their vehicles.

Previously residents took the law into their own hands and manually dug a trench from the mouth of the Seekoei to the ocean, which caused a drop in the water level in the estuary.

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