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March 2014 Rains/Floods in Kruger

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Re: March 2014 Rains/Floods in Kruger

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:55 pm

The Sabie river is down considerably this afternoon but most of the sand roads all the way down from Satara are closed.

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Re: March 2014 Rains/Floods in Kruger

Unread post by Toddy » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:02 pm

Kite, the river only reached the staff residences and units 14 and 15. Not sure if any damage was done though. We ended up evacuating on a no entry road into Manyaleti reserve but I do believe that by 4 pm others were able to cross over the bridge towards Orpen so the bridge is not damaged.
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Re: March 2014 Rains/Floods in Kruger

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:42 am

Still dry in Skukuza at present. We even had stars out last night indicating a clear sky.

Chatting with staff yesterday I found that some guests have been arguing that they still want to go to the camps they have booked etc!!!! Roads and camps have only been closed to stop folk getting stuck/trapped/or worse. They do not want the same situation as last year when they were airlifting folk out with vehicles and belongings left behind. The current situation with the weather is beyond SANparks' control........all they can do is manage the situation as safely as possible.
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Re: March 2014 Rains/Floods in Kruger

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:49 pm

A pic of the Biyamiti weir:
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Re: March 2014 Rains/Floods in Kruger

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:52 pm

We are at Letaba this evening. I have pics to share when I get home.

The river levels are dropping and the sun has shone yesterday and today.

Kite, Marula region is the Kruger south of Olifants.

I can honestly say that I have never seen Kruger so beautiful.
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Re: March 2014 Rains/Floods in Kruger

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:35 pm

Big storm in Croc Bridge last night, so we weren't too surprised to find the bridge closed this morning.
The Sabie river and tributaries are all definitely higher today than yesterday.
Much cooler today than it has been for a good while.

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Re: March 2014 Rains/Floods in Kruger

Unread post by DrPhil » Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:58 pm

Josh of the Bushveld wrote:Out of interest, why is Sable Hide closed? Has the dam reached the hide or is it an access road issue?
What are the chances it'll be open on Tuesday?


I saw pictures of the hide being flooded. So I think you will need a winch, snatch rope and 2 land cruisers to get to it. Or one ford...
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Re: March 2014 Rains/Floods in Kruger

Unread post by Josh of the Bushveld » Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:06 am

DrPhil wrote:
Josh of the Bushveld wrote:I suspected as much, thanks!
Got a link for those pics?


I received it via the Latest sightings whatsapp group. Think you will find it on their facebook page or maybe twitter. I don't know where to find it now. I don't keep all the pictures I receive.

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Re: March 2014 Rains/Floods in Kruger

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:45 am

john n poppy wrote:Plus has the bridge next to balule been completed and in working order ?John
No, the bridge has not yet been repaired but was again deeply under flood water last week.


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