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Flash floods in |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

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Flash floods in |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

Unread postby Lesego » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:41 pm

We experienced some flash floods inside of the park, specifically at De Hoop entrance, Akkedis Pass and downwards from Halfmens pass to Oena mine.

Park officials had to wait between three hours for the water level to drop in order to get back to the park. They manage to get back but arrive very late at night. The park is still accessible to visitors.

Nearly 15km from the Helskloof gate another flash flood was evident but was cleared by the mining company Trans Hex in order for motorist who was stranded on both sides of the road pass through.

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Re: Flash floods in |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:44 pm

Wow amazing photo!!

Thanks Lesego...... :thumbs_up:
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Re: Flash floods in |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:48 pm

Wow! This must be a very rare occurrence in that area. Thanks for the report and pic Lesego!
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Re: Flash floods in |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

Unread postby Carol g » Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:03 pm

Wow unbelievable, thanks for the info Lesego
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Re: Flash floods in |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:08 pm

Is the pont at Sendelingsdrift still there and in operation?
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