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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic - Lives up to its name
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:14 pm 
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gmlsmit wrote:
Tertius Minnie part 2.

After a prolonged drought; Management decided to build two dams, one at SKUKUZA and the other at LOWER SABIE to ensure a continued water supply to the two mentioned camps. The dam at SKUKUZA was just completed and there was a huge rain storm resulting in the Sabie River overflowing and quickly filling up the newly completed dam.

The design engineer being Tertius was very concerned about a possible wash away, he spent most of the afternoon and all of the night at the dam very concerned about his design being washed away, next morning the river subsided and the dam was named- today many a peaceful hour is spent in the hide of Lake Panic.

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic - Lives up to its name
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:15 pm 
Wow there is some major damage. Will take a while to clean up.


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Hats off to Dinkybird, Ecojunkie and all the other "mites" and SANPARKS staff who have kept us updated.
It's now cleanup time and I wish more of us could be there to help - but hats off to all the staff who tackle the big clean up. :gflower:


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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic - Lives up to its name
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@Imberbe -- is that Lake Panic or the dam at the golf course ?


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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To all the Sanparks people - thank you :gflower:

After reading the complete topic, I am :big_eyes: :cry: :cry: and :pray:


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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I too was at the park shortly after the 2000 floods. It was a shock as the landscape aroun d the rivers had changed and the bridges were badly damaged. BUT as the previous writer said the game was happy, we saw a lot and it was wonderful. I am going to be there agin in March also and I cant wait. My soul comes alive in the Kruger!!!
I wish I could do more now because I think those poor tired people in the park could do with some help right now.
Any news regarding donations as yet?


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Hi 'mites. Here is another update we received from our Kruger colleagues a few minutes ago. I am using my phone so I hope the information will be clear for you guys.

Here is the latest release:
Phabeni gate is open for tourists but that gate is struggling with water at the moment. The debris at the low water bridge cleared and water subsided, cars can pass. Crocodile bridge gate is also open. The small bridge-near transport dam between Pretoriuskop & Skukuza is not fixed so that road is stil closed. Kruger Gate to Skukuza is open. The high water bridge is temporarily fixed.

Kind Regards and have a lovely weekend :)
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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Lesego what a star you are. Was the bridge at Croc damaged badly? How does the bridge at Lower Sabie Look???

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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The Lower Sabie bridge this morning looked as if it might be OK later today or tomorrow. A lot of stuff to clear off the bridge before it is passable.

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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I will try to post the pics we have of the bridge on Monday for you guys.

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Thanks for the update, Lesego! :clap:
And thanks to EJ as well :thumbs_up:


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Thanks Lesego and a BIG :gflower: for you.


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Guys thanks for all the updates and pics of the floods!
Thanks to the SanParks management for everything you've done in the Kruger! :clap: :gflower:

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Thanks for all the updates guys...well done!! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Yes the high water bridge at skukuza is open but the railings are badly damaged. The same for the bridge after satara going over the olifants river. Knp must really try to keep the staff up to date on road conditions because kruger gate and skukuza told me the only way up to olifants would be the H10 near lower sabie. Hallloooo that causeway is closed but the more i tell them that they think im stupid.

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