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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:47 am 
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Again thanks to Jaco V for permitting his pics to be posted here:

This morning:
On our way home. Last update from Letaba. Normality is slowly returning. All that remains is the cleanup and repairs. This time the camp was not flooded. Still wondering about the mother hippo with her tiny tiny little baby we saw in front of the restaurant before the flood.

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:09 am 
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Thanks for those amazing photos, Imberbe. To think that Shingwedzi was crying out for water a couple of months ago - and now this!

I am booked to stay there in mid-March - methinks I will have to change booking to another camp - disappointed as I was looking forward to visiting Shingwedzi again.

Well done to all the SANParks (and Police and Army) during these difficult times.

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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I have just seen more pics on facebook of Shingwedzi. I shared them to my facebook page, but the privacy settings of the owner is not allowing the public to view them. I have asked for permission to post them here. They were taken by one of the Kruger pilots.

The water was just below upper door height. There is a pic of where staff made holes in the thatch of the bungalows to climb out through.

The high water bridge has a wash away. Fridges just litter the camp.

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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I just saw a photo of the water ignoring the Kannidood dam wall and taking a detour around it.

The power of water is just jaw dropping. Nothing is stronger and more devastating than water.

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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DinkyBird wrote:
I have just seen more pics on facebook of Shingwedzi. I shared them to my facebook page, but the privacy settings of the owner is not allowing the public to view them. I have asked for permission to post them here. They were taken by one of the Kruger pilots.

The water was just below upper door height. There is a pic of where staff made holes in the thatch of the bungalows to climb out through.

The high water bridge has a wash away. Fridges just litter the camp.


More pictures have been uploaded on the SANParks Facebook Page. You can view them here

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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I have seen photos of the devastation at Pafuri camp.
How is Shimuwini holding up?

Can it be assumed at this stage that Shingwedzi was the hardest hit of all camps?

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Wildtuinman: The fact of the matter is, SANP is going to have to re-assess the high water levels of these rivers and re-design most affected camps and picnic spots accordingly.


Agree with you 100%. Especially Shingwedzi which lies in a floodplain.

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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By the looks of how wide the letaba river and how high the water level at letaba camp was yesterday im sure half of shimuwini could be under water which would be sad. But lets wait and see

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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These are from Grant Knight's facebook page, also on SANParks facebook page, so they have the copyright.

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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When one look at the picture of the empty Kanniedood dam (taken a while ago), it is clear that the dam will eventually silt up like some of the other dams in Kruger. It will be a guess as to what effect all this water will have on the dam. The dam may be gone, less silt up or perhaps more.

The strength of water is also evident on a much smaller scale. At my office there is a small pipe that discharges water from the aircon onto the paving Over the years, the drip-drip-drip has made a hole in the paving, something that hundreds of feet could not do.

Another aspect that we have to keep in mind is that all this water must eventually go through Moz. Now consider this; The Klaserie, Nhlaralumi, Timbavati, Olifants, Shingwedzi, Levuvhu, Sashe rivers, and also all the smaller streams and rivers, flow into the Limpopo and together they will hit Moz.

It must be a flood of Biblical proportions. :shock: :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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alf wrote:
I assume that is the bridge at shingwedzi?

Yes, I forgot to copy the caption off facebook. It is the highwater bridge.

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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More from SANParks/Grant Knight:

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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RobertT wrote:
:lol: Those uncomfortable outdoor chairs and tables of park are not going anywhere. :lol: Floodline up by doors and chairs and tables still standing in their position and upright. They will be around for another 100 years. :lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol:

Bet they do not even insure them :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Totally shocked by the photos of Shingwedzi and thinking of Shimuwini, Pafuri and everywhere else so badly affected. :cry:

Feeling for the staff and their families who have lost possessions and been displaced. :k

It must be so devastating for Sanparks to have to face the process and costs of damage repair to infrastructure and loss of revenue once again.

I wonder at how staff who have no work for the coming days or weeks will cope? Is there a need for financial help? Could we forumites help in any way?

Best wishes to all who are dealing directly with this in the park.

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