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Re: Green dams / rivers

Unread post by oddesy » Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:18 am

Thanks for the pics DB :thumbs_up:
Its nice to see that there is a fair bit of water around
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Re: Mlondozi Dam

Unread post by Mads » Sun Nov 30, 2008 4:28 pm

Hi Wildthing!

Martie (MJ) (Lower Sabie sightings) showed me pictures on monday. The dam is full!!! :dance: :dance: It filled up with one nights rain!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Mlondozi Dam

Unread post by WildThing » Sun Nov 30, 2008 4:35 pm

Hi Mads,
That is great news. We saw the dam in August and October and it was so depressing to see absolutely no water. Normally the dam and surrounding area is teeming with game. We will be in LS in just over two weeks so I'm really looking forward to seeing it.

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Leeu Pan

Unread post by WildThing » Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:17 pm

I would be interested to know if Leeu Pan has any water in it. Last December until February, it was an absolute birders paradise, but in June it was bone dry.

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Re: Leeu Pan

Unread post by Scipio » Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:05 pm

WildThing, You can go back, birding is awesome again. Also try Gomondwane loop, the marsh is big & the birds are everywhere!!!!

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Re: Green dams / rivers

Unread post by Marais » Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:03 am

joekin wrote:hows the timbavati looking is there any water in it??
No nothing. Dry as a bone!

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Re: Mlondozi Dam

Unread post by Mads » Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:31 am

Mlondozi Dam.
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Re: Dams - water levels

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:08 am

Sunset Dam, mid March 2010:
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Wonderful to see the dam so nice and full of water.
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Re: Dams - water levels

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:10 pm

Sanpfan, it is really hard to tell at this stage. The rainfall season is until April, and the rains came late this year.

A dam like Sunset Dam will still have water in it for sure, but which other dams will have I cannot say. Some might well dry up.

A good thing about going the time of the year that you are is that the water levels have dropped a fair bit by then and the waders are more easily seen, as are animals at the waterholes.
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Re: Dams - water levels and RIVERS

Unread post by kite » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:22 pm

Great info on dams. Thanks
I have been wondering which are perennial Rivers.
I think I read on forum that river near Bateleur dry in winter.
How about Shingwedzi river near Shimuwini? :|

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Re: Dams - water levels

Unread post by ndloti » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:17 am

Seems most of the rivers in the north are dry at the end of winter except those which originate outside the KNP and have dams upstream .
A few rivers in the south which originate in the nearby mountains are perennial .
The Letaba river at Shimuwini has dams upstream from which water is heavily utilised , it often stops flowing but usually retains pools of water . The Shingwedzi near Bateleur originates in a drier area usually stops flowing in the winter unless there is unseasonal rain and also often retains water in pools .
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Re: Dams - water levels

Unread post by Yoda » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:30 am

I think it is going to be a dry winter this year.

Olifants River 16 April 2004 (Scan of a print)

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And here it is during my last visit.
8 March 2010

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Re: Dams - water levels

Unread post by Sprocky » Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:59 pm

naomi c wrote:Wish I could see Sable Dam so full! :D


Your wish is my command naomi! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Dams - water levels

Unread post by Donny » Thu May 20, 2010 3:01 pm

This is what Gudzani dam - S41 looked at the end of April. Never seen it so full !!

Overall view of dam.

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View to the left :

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View to the right :

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The park was really brimming in green :D
Need to get there soon !!!

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Re: Dams - water levels

Unread post by Grantmissy » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:46 am

According to reports Kruger has received good rains. It would be interesting to hear from those who is visiting or has recently visited Kruger what the water levels of the dams are :thumbs_up: .
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