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 Post subject: Engelhart Dam.
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 3:19 pm 
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I am going to guess Engelhardt Dam from the northern viewpoint road S62?


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Yep! I knew it was way too easy....

It was just a detail from the dam:
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 Post subject: Re: Engelhardt Dam
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Does anyone who visited recently or who is currently visiting have any updates regarding sightings at the Engelhardt dam and the water level of the dam?

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 Post subject: What are the steps in front of Engelhart dam for?
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While visiting Kruger last Dec 2013 I stopped at the Engelhart dam and saw a kind of step formation where the water flows down, and wondered what it is used for? :hmz:

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On the far side of this picture there kind of a staircase going up the dam wall

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I did see the same step type formation at the Kanniedood Dam wall

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Now I know they use these tipe of formation for Salmon to get up and over dam walls for spwaning up river. But could it be for the same reason? :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: What are the steps in front of the dam for?
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These are fish ladders. They make it possible for the fish to migrate upstream.


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 Post subject: Re: What are the steps in front of the dam for?
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Thanks dsdrake and Wildkyker.
That is very interesting.
I'll look out for them on dam walls in future!


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 Post subject: Re: What are the steps in front of the dam for?
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The stairs are used by the water droplets that are not into adrenalin sports like hurling themselves over the wallImage

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 Post subject: Re: What are the steps in front of the dam for?
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Good one Isinkwe :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: What are the steps in front of the dam for?
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Very interesting, thanks Wildkyker and to dsdrake for explaining the use thereof :thumbs_up:

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