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 Post subject: Re: Dams - water levels
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:17 am 
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Seems most of the rivers in the north are dry at the end of winter except those which originate outside the KNP and have dams upstream .
A few rivers in the south which originate in the nearby mountains are perennial .
The Letaba river at Shimuwini has dams upstream from which water is heavily utilised , it often stops flowing but usually retains pools of water . The Shingwedzi near Bateleur originates in a drier area usually stops flowing in the winter unless there is unseasonal rain and also often retains water in pools .

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 Post subject: Re: Dams - water levels
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I think it is going to be a dry winter this year.

Olifants River 16 April 2004 (Scan of a print)

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And here it is during my last visit.
8 March 2010

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 Post subject: Re: Dams - water levels
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naomi c wrote:
Wish I could see Sable Dam so full! :D


Your wish is my command naomi! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Dams - water levels
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This is what Gudzani dam - S41 looked at the end of April. Never seen it so full !!

Overall view of dam.

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View to the left :

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View to the right :

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The park was really brimming in green :D

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 Post subject: Re: Dams - water levels
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According to reports Kruger has received good rains. It would be interesting to hear from those who is visiting or has recently visited Kruger what the water levels of the dams are :thumbs_up: .

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 Post subject: Re: Dams - water levels
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Transport Dam is very full - so is the one on the way in from Phabeni (can't remember the name off hand)

There is also lots of surface water and many of the dongas are full - so lets hope for a good summer.

To top it all off we had rain (soft consistant rain) last night - looks like we may even get more tonight.

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