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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by CarelSnyman » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:12 am

Looking at the Orpen & Satara webcams this morning it seems as if that area of the park received some rain overnight. :thumbs_up:

Is there anyone who can confirm as such, and does anybody have any more detail on the rain levels over the Satara area in the past 24 hours?

Any information will be welcome.

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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by DinkyBird » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:31 am

Hi Carel

We are in Satara, and there was rain overnight. And out on our drive this morning, there has obviously been more rain in some areas than others. There was a heavy downpour for a bit last night, then some softer rain for a while. In the veld there is an area where the water is even running and laying in pools. I do think it has been a huge amount of rain though.
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by Tessa G » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:45 am

Thats fantastic news DB. That sort of rain will make a huge difference to the growth of new grasses for the grazers and hopefully encourage the trees to burst into full leaf. We noticed that on some of the types of trees, in particular the Acacia's, that the leaf growth was very stunted.
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by CarelSnyman » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:02 pm

Thank you for the good news DB! :dance:

According to some posts this area of the park has been mostly affected by the drought and this will make a huge difference.

I can't wait for our coming visit end March 2016!

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Unread post by Grantmissy » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:22 pm

Thank you for sharing the great news DB :thumbs_up: Carel may you have a best ever visit to the Kruger in March 2016 and have many good sightings and opportunities to take photographs :D :cam:
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Unread post by RemiE » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:19 pm

Such fantastic news, thank you DB!!!!! :dance:
The animals need it so much!! It really saddened me seeing the posts of the animals suffering.
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by DinkyBird » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:27 pm

As soon as I can, I will post pics taken today. There was heavy rain this afternoon for about 10km between Orpen and Satara, and in the distance we could see heavy rain about 30km north of Satara. Some areas are battling to recover from fire, but close to Orpen new green shoots are coming through.
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by DinkyBird » Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:04 pm

We took a drive down S 100 to Sweni hide today, this is what all the water courses look like - dry as a bone. A few small pools in the river along the S100 are left and some water at the birdhide.
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And this pic is of the veld near Orpen, driving towards Satara. Green shoots are coming through ... but most of the grass is brown and dry.
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by Graham_5000 » Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:27 am

Thanks for the update DB - I an sure we are all following the rain situation on a daily basis, so news is really appreciated, especially when it is good news!

I am sure that in even another day or so, the N'wanestsi area will look greener, after rain today and yesterday. Let's hope there is some more - it sounds like there was rain up north this evening, based on a couple of posts on Facebook.
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:11 am

Cloudy and cool with a spit and a spot at Satara this morning.
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:02 am

Lovely soft rain falling now here at Satara :dance:
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by Graham_5000 » Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:11 am

DinkyBird wrote:Lovely soft rain falling now here at Satara :dance:


Please stay in the park for the next two months, as you obviously have brought rain luck with you!

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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by Crested Val » Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:17 am

Graham_5000 wrote:
DinkyBird wrote:Lovely soft rain falling now here at Satara :dance:


Please stay in the park for the next two months, as you obviously have brought rain luck with you!

:dance:


I think that you may just be lucky Graham!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:27 am

Crested Val wrote:
Graham_5000 wrote:
DinkyBird wrote:Lovely soft rain falling now here at Satara :dance:


Please stay in the park for the next two months, as you obviously have brought rain luck with you!

:dance:


I think that you may just be lucky Graham!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread post by hilda » Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:58 pm

Graham_5000 wrote:Please stay in the park for the next two months, as you obviously have brought rain luck with you!


Your wish has come true before you have even made it Graham_5000! :dance: :dance:
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