Water Watch 2017

11 Jan 2017 11:07 - 11 Jan 2017 11:11 #70606 by JonWells
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Massive improvement to the water levels all over the berg recently it seems!
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11 Jan 2017 11:14 #70607 by ghaznavid
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Notably all the KZN Berg filled dams are doing well, but those further out aren't looking so great.

#Stats at 9 Jan 2016

Albert Falls dam had a good week, rising from 16% to 26%
Goedertrouw Dam is still on 18%
Hluhluwe Dam is on 23%
Klipfontein Dam is on 17%

3 dams are overflowing in KZN:
Driel Barrage
Mearns Dam
Wagendrift Dam

KZN is on 42.5% overall - which is still quite scary.

But plenty of water on top of the Berg - so happy hiking and be careful when crossing rivers!
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11 Jan 2017 11:27 #70608 by JonWells
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42.5% is the same overall KZN dam level as 7 October last year, so at least the levels have stabilised, and will hopefully improve over the next 3 months.

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07 Feb 2017 07:35 #70837 by Sabine
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Anyone been to the Mnweni area lately? How strong are the rivers flowing?

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07 Feb 2017 07:49 #70838 by AdrianT
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No idea but the Injasuthi was seriously flooding yesterday so I would imagine much of the Berg is pretty wet. Unless I am mistaken. This is a few km before the camp and the put in for paddling. Photo credit to Dr. Pieter Swanepoel and I cropped it and grabbed it from our South African kayaking group.



Even a fair level is far lower so yes, solid flood yesterday as a comparison shot from a similar angle:

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07 Feb 2017 09:11 #70841 by Smurfatefrog
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Sabine wrote: Anyone been to the Mnweni area lately? How strong are the rivers flowing?

We can tell you on Monday if that's not too late

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07 Feb 2017 09:16 #70842 by Sabine
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Are going this weekend already

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07 Feb 2017 09:29 #70844 by Sabine
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Just phoned Leonard at Mnweni and the Didima Hotel and they both say the rivers are flowing strongly

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16 Feb 2017 08:20 #70903 by JonWells
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The latest windguru forecasts are indicating some potentially heavy rainfall over the Drakensberg over the next 5 days. Cumulative 5 day forecast totals are ranging between 100 - 180mm at the moment, so something to consider if you're thinking of heading out!

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16 Feb 2017 10:12 #70904 by ghaznavid
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I'm at Bushman's Nek this weekend - forecast for Saturday looks great. Perhaps being so far south is an advantage in this situation.

A friend on Facebook has just come from there and posted some photos of how the rivers are looking - looks really flooded there right now.

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