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 Post subject: Any chance for the Auob and Nossob to be getting water?
Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:13 pm 
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Met al die lekker reen in Namibie wonder ek of die Auob en/of Nossob riviere dalk die een keer in 'n leeftyd kan afkom? Selfs in vloed kan wees!

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With all the lovely rain in Namibie I'm wondering if the Auob and/or Nossob rivers might flow once in a lifetime? It could even be a flood!


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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Thanks "minister of transport"
Will be great to meet you on the day, and Im sure the even will be a great success!

PS: I am just worried about the weather week after the event, when will will be driving all over in our sedan, may get stuck, ..... Im just kidding, sure it will be fine.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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I believe it would be a GREAT event. The weather seems like it will play along, the evening might be a bit on the cool side.

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 Post subject: Re: Wat is die kans dat die Auob en Nossob riviere water kry?
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@Spikes,

Welcome to the forum, hope you will have a great time here.

The Aoub flows every 11 Years (which should be now), the Aoub from the Namibian side stopped flowing about 15Km from where it enters Kgalagadi. The Nossob flows about every 100 years.

You are more than welcome to send me a PM in Afrikaans and I will answer your questions.


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 Post subject: Re: Any chance for the Auob and Nossob to be getting water?
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I was so hoping that the Aoub would come down this year, but it seems it was not to be hopefully next year (Who knows since it is still raining and it has been predicted until May). I have heard rumours that the Nossob was flowing in the Namibian side, but it seems just like rumours.

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 Post subject: Re: Any chance for the Auob and Nossob to be getting water?
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KG,

I have ordered a lot of rain from 1 May to 11 May!!! Just make sure you keep it there - do not let it disappear into the red Kalahari sand!!.

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 Post subject: Re: Any chance for the Auob and Nossob to be getting water?
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Will do my best to keep it here.

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 Post subject: Re: Any chance for the Auob and Nossob to be getting water?
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Depends what your definition of 'flowing' is. I saw the Auob flowing in Feb for 13 km to Urikaruus, but the whole length was not flowing and the water didn't flow across the Nam border.

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 Post subject: Re: Any chance for the Auob and Nossob to be getting water?
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BB,

I wish I could agree with you that what you saw was indeed the river flowing BUT unfortunately it wasn’t, due to all the rain we have had the water table in the riverbeds were quite high and the water seen in the riverbeds were the water which didn’t saturate into the ground that fast and was lying on the surface......maybe next year. Flowing would be when it enters the KTP from its original source and keep going until it flows back into the ground.

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 Post subject: Re: Any chance for the Auob and Nossob to be getting water?
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Hi Jannie, don't put old BB down - if he believes he saw it flowing, let him keep on believing it
As you know, at his age he is seeing all sorts of things.

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 Post subject: Re: Any chance for the Auob and Nossob to be getting water?
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Yeah! Yeah! The older you get the more it seems that things around you are "moving" whereas they are actually stationary!

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 Post subject: Re: Any chance for the Auob and Nossob to be getting water?
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Sorry.......

BB, I didnt mean it in that way

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 Post subject: Re: Any chance for the Auob and Nossob to be getting water?
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I am deeply offended by you lot!

If you believe that then the tooth fairy will see you at easter

Seriously though, the water was flowing into the road and out the other side, near the Urikaruus western crossing,making an 'arrowhead' flowing where there was no water yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Any chance for the Auob and Nossob to be getting water?
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@BB,

I have seen that water as well which had accumulated in the riverbed, but unfortunately it didn’t flow as a river should. It was quite a sight, do you have any pictures you could post to show some of the forumites what it looked like.

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 Post subject: Re: Any chance for the Auob and Nossob to be getting water?
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I agree KG, it was not flowing from end to end like a normal river does, but there was a 13 km contiguous section where the water flowed towards Urikaruus, hence my question, what constitutes 'flowing".

Sorry, some of the pics were taken when it was really gloomy.


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