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Re: Water reaching KTP (Aoub River).

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:46 pm

Entering Mata Mata is no problem. I don't think the water will be deep enough to cause problems on the roads.
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Re: Water reaching KTP (Aoub River).

Unread postby J.R. » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:38 pm

Hi
are there any news if the Aoub River reaches Mata Mata and if the road from Namibia is negotiable?
:huh:

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Re: Water reaching KTP (Aoub River).

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:48 am

I have been in contact with NAMWATER (Namibia Water Corp), it seems to be a difficult task to try an dget up to date info regarding the river. The site you have mentioned I have been on and since the article there has been more rain on the Namibia side.

We have asked the managers of Mata-Mata to drive into Namibia to see what the state of the river is, I will let you know as soon as we have new information.
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Re: Water reaching KTP (Aoub River).

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:57 pm

The water flow did not reach MM while I was there in spite of very good rain & a flooded camping area, but it was flowing between 13th borehole & Urikaruus. I saw the water trickling towards Ur myself.
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Re: Water reaching KTP (Aoub River).

Unread postby Pascalinah » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:17 am

If the water is flowing near Urikaruus, is it possible to pass the Revier to Kielie Krankie?
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Re: Water reaching KTP (Aoub River).

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:36 am

I doubt it if the water will flow that far. It has just started to rain heavily again. From my office (old reception) I can’t even see the new reception are because old the rain.
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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby ndloti » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:14 am

KG , did the heavy rain you mentioned a day or two ago continue ?
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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:25 am

Hi there,

It has been cloudy most of the time with widespread showers. it seems that it has slowd down at the moment. Mata-Mata on the othjer hand is getting much more rain as we down at Twee Rivieren.

I will try and get the latest stats for the last two weeks.
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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby Dreamer » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:39 pm

Hi KG...Don't bother trying to get stats for Urikaruus !!
These hungry (or maybe thirsty) cats have put pay to that
On the morning of 17 Feb, we were treated to a few of their antics


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The morning of the 19th they returned and tried their luck again, this time they were not so lucky, not enough time for the rain gauge to have been replaced.

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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:50 am

Well ja.............at least we have the pictures of the culprits now the thing is to find them

Great pics, Please email them to me Dreamer.

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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:26 am

Good Morning,

Just an update on the rainfall for February in the Twee Rivieren area:

Twee Rivieren: 96,9mm
Kransbrak: 75,9mm
Kij Kij; 56mm
Auchterlonie: 80.9mm
Klein Skrij: 81,5mm

This now excludes the good rains we have been having since 03h00 this morning in Twee Rivieren seems the rain will stay for today.
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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:52 am

Here are some stats from Nossob for February:

Nossob 31,5 mm
Dikbaardskolk 17mm
Grootbrak / Polentswa 46mm
Grootkolk 55mm


Mean minimum: 20°C
Mean maximum: 35°C
Absolute minimum: 16°C
Absolute maximum: 38,5°C
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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:53 pm

Kgalagadi Guru wrote:Klein Skrij: 81,5mm



:hmz: Does that mean there is some progress on my suggestion to have 13th & 14th renamed to their original names?
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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:03 pm

Hi there BB,

Unfortunately that is not going to happen, the old names are just been used inside the park as the field rangers still know it as such.
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Temperatures in Kgalagadi

Unread postby Denise » Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:10 pm

We are going to Kgalagadi for a week, end May and early June --- very excited as we have not been there for many years. As we will be camping I'm wondering how cold the nights are likely to be. Please advise ! I assume the days will be sunny and mild. Thanks


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