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Shingwedzi river dry or not?

Unread post by rufie » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:04 pm

Hallo there,
is the river in Shingwedzi dry or not?

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Re: SHINGWEDZI RIVER DRY OR NOT

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:44 pm

Just come from there - dry! There are some pools of water around though.
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Re: Shingwedzi causeway

Unread post by rufie » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:51 pm

Hallo There!

Is the water running over the little bridge?

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Re: Shingwedzi causeway

Unread post by Aquilla » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:55 am

As a general rule, i think the water only runs after new year......

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Re: Shingwedzi river dry or not?

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:04 pm

We were also at Shingwedzi, last week of Sept - and the river is extremely dry. A pic of the causeway:

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Re: Shingwedzi causeway

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:09 pm

When we were there in Sept - bone dry:

Would love to see it with all the waterbirds there...
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Re: Shingwedzi causeway

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:04 pm

After being closed for so long following the terrible floods of last year, Good news!

PNF wrote:Shingwedzi's causeway was opened on 14 May. It had been closed to allow the water level to subside and then to scrape sand off the roadway. Staff did tell us that if the water level rose above a certain level it would close again - so it should be open for a few more months at least (rain permitting :twisted: )

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Re: Shingwedzi causeway

Unread post by GlenD » Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:14 pm

Excellent news!!!

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Re: Shingwedzi causeway

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:04 pm

So happy to hear that! :D We'll be there soon... :dance:
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Re: Shingwedzi causeway

Unread post by Son godin » Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:59 pm

Hi Bushbuddies,

This is the view we had end April 2014. The trees are still standing, but lots of sand around the causeway making it less of a risk to drive off the bridge. :wink:

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Re: Shingwedzi causeway

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:50 pm

Thanks Son godin! :thumbs_up: I'm so excited! :dance:
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