On 12 July 2009 the Liesbeek burst its banks, flooding most sections of the Liesbeek trail and causing considerable damage to the banks of the river and a number of properties in Rondebosch.
The Liesbeek Maintenance Project team began the mammoth task of clearing up after the flood the following day and were absolutely amazed at the sight that met them.
The Maintenance team began work in Newlands, removing the vast ammount of debris and sand that had been deposited on the path while nature conservation students began clearing around the White Bridge near Albion. The main objective was to first clear the path of all debris along the entire section of the trail before tackling other problems.
Overall the LMP team spent two months clearing away debris and continue to restore areas washed away by the flood.