Thanks for all the postings and link (Dalene). Great topic. Now with Shingwedzi floods so fresh in our memory and for many still painful, it is amazing to realise that since just before 2000 flood, all flood levels have reached record level, in human memory anyway. Undoubtedly Skukuza had it's record then (7 February 2000), yet the Sabie was a fury last year (18 January 2012), mainly due to Sand River much higher than in 2000. The Olifants reached it's record 18 January 2012, flooding the high level bridge for first time ever. The Letaba had it's record on 24 February 2000, although it flooded the high level bridge again this year, only at a lower level. The Nwaswitsonsto undoubtedly had it's record 18 January 2012 when Tshokwane was flooded at a level never experienced before. The Luvuvhu is an unsure case for me, although I have a suspicion it was higher in 2000 (at least the confluence with Limpopo), but I could be wrong. Shingwedzi was the last of the high level bridges that lost it's "virginity" late on 20 January 2013 flooding Shingwedzi Camp and staff quarters on a scale never recorded before in the history of the Park. Miraculously, in all the three floods mentioend, 2000, 2012 and 2013, no lives were lost (guests or staff)!
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