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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread postby Stephens.L » Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:40 pm

Wildkyker wrote:Thanx for everyones reply with the good news of rain.

Its wonderfull to see nature unfolds with the sweet rain falling.
I have also included two night at Shingwedzi and Punda Maria and hope that the rain will continue falling softly so that the water table will fill up.


Hi, Wildkyker

We have received about 30 mm of rain.
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread postby ecojunkie » Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:51 pm

Here in the south there are green 'lawns' everywhere as the grass is growing fast. There are also water pans in many places so you are going to have to work harder for sightings as the animals will be more dispersed!
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread postby Weltenman » Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:29 pm

After a very hot day, touching 40C, in Letaba there has been some relief today with some rain. A spectacular rainstorm over the north followed as well.

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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread postby VicRob » Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:02 am

Yes plenty of overnight rain has given the ground a lovely soft green glow.

Still waiting to see our first impy baby though :roll: :roll:
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread postby Stephens.L » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:32 am

We received some rainfall in the past couple of weeks and this is how Shingwedzi River looks like.
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread postby Wildkyker » Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:55 am

Good day Forumites.

On our recent trip to Kruger, one could see that the spring rains has not come yet. The veld is dry as well as the natural waterholes. The only rivers still flowing that I could see is the Sabie and Sand river/ The Timbavati has few pools here and there as well as Biyamiti. :?

There are many blocks that has been burned and the grass is waiting for the rain before it could start sprouting again. :x

On the last morning 10 Oct there was misty rain at Pretoriuskop.

Any news of rain anywhere else? Central and Northern parts? :hmz:

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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread postby RosemaryH » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:01 am

Morning Wildkyker :)
If you look at Orpen Cam the ground looks wet - so maybe some rain has fallen in that area?
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:27 am

Bert is currently is the park and he reported nice light rain in the Lower Sabie area all day on Monday I think it was.
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread postby yoda » Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:51 am

Seems to be raining in the Satara area again :thumbs_up:

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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread postby DinkyBird » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:51 pm

Sprinkles fell here at Croc Bridge during the night, and now it is trying to rain. There is evidence of rain last week close to the camp, with grass greening, but further away, it is very dry. Sunset dam is the lowest I have ever seen it. And to think that a few months ago when we were last here (March) the park was flooding!
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:17 pm

Thanks for update D! :thumbs_up:
From the webcam it looks like there was some rain at Satara as well.
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread postby bert » Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:18 pm

just returned. was in the Pretoriuskop/Satara area
Had some nice rains at Satara and while driving to Pretoriuskop saw numerous streams flowing and pools filled with water in the veld.
Also had some rain at Pretoriuskop and the veld was green already with pools filled with water .
But struck me that the middle/south was more dry/brown then the same time last year.
Still need to rain more.

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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread postby ecojunkie » Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:24 pm

There has been some rain, and some areas (especially those that were burned) are very green now.
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread postby bushguy » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:08 pm

Just got back yesterday from a week - Croc B, Skuk, Balule, skuk. Although it looked like raining regularly, there was only a small amount of rain on tues morning (skuk). Some of the burned areas are looking greenish, but around Satara there are areas that have more recently burned that are still black and ashy! interesting that lots of the little streams between Sat and Balule have water in, but the veld doesn't show it.

Lot's of action on the H10 and around Satara.

There is a huge debate among the parks people as to whether this will be a drought year or not - everybody is reading the "signs" eg elephants breaking into smaller family units ! all I know is there are lots of them so it seems like one big herd !

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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:58 am

Been in Shingwedzi for a week now ... about 2.5 drops of rain have fallen despite most days being cloudy. There is a good amount of surface water about still, more in the river all the way down to the Moz border than we have seen in dry months before, but the bush is very dry.
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