Kruger Drought/Dry Seasons and Dam Levels 2015-18

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Re: Kruger Drought/Dry Seasons and Dam Levels 2015-18

Post by Dindingwe » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:07 am

Here in Maputo (which is only 90 km from south Kruger as the crow flies), it has been raining a lot for one week, almost every night and morning. I suppose Kruger gets more or less the same amount of rain.

As for the 2015-2016 drought, I have read this thread thoroughly and have not found a complete report of death toll (especially hippos and buffaloes) apart from culling by the authorities. Do you know where we could get that information ?

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Post by Lisbeth » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:18 am

Most likely one of those things that Sanparks don't like to reveal, but I might be wrong. If there is a topic somewhere, RP will know \O
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Re: Kruger Drought/Dry Seasons and Dam Levels 2015-18

Post by Flutterby » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:15 pm

Rivers roaring after heavy rain in Kruger National Park

In the Letaba Rest Camp area in the Kruger National Park (KNP) 150mm of rain was measured last night after heavy downpours.

‘We are so grateful,’ Letaba Herald was told by a local visiting the Park.

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H9 Maswidzudzu bridge en-route from Phalaborwa to Letaba Rest Camp.

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Pools of water on the H1-6 near the Letaba Camp.

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Re: Kruger Drought/Dry Seasons and Dam Levels 2015-18

Post by Lisbeth » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:58 pm

Or too little or too much 0*\ lol
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Re: Kruger Drought/Dry Seasons and Dam Levels 2015-18

Post by Richprins » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:51 pm

Dindingwe wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:07 am
Here in Maputo (which is only 90 km from south Kruger as the crow flies), it has been raining a lot for one week, almost every night and morning. I suppose Kruger gets more or less the same amount of rain.

As for the 2015-2016 drought, I have read this thread thoroughly and have not found a complete report of death toll (especially hippos and buffaloes) apart from culling by the authorities. Do you know where we could get that information ?
Here is some more homework, Dingwe! :twisted:


https://www.africawild-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=317&t=7113
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Re: Kruger Drought/Dry Seasons and Dam Levels 2015-18

Post by Richprins » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:55 am

Prinsadam is up at Punda and reports water in the veld still in the area. Klopperfontein, Mphongolo and Shingwedzi rivers have plenty water too. \O
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Re: Kruger Drought/Dry Seasons and Dam Levels 2015-18

Post by Lisbeth » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:41 am

^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: Kruger Drought/Dry Seasons and Dam Levels 2015-18

Post by Dzombo » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:31 pm

What are things like in the central and south?

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Re: Kruger Drought/Dry Seasons and Dam Levels 2015-18

Post by Richprins » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:05 pm

-O- stf was there last! :-0
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Re: Kruger Drought/Dry Seasons and Dam Levels 2015-18

Post by Dzombo » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:27 pm

Richprins wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:05 pm
stf was there last!
I have been following his trip report
But couldn't really see what dams and rivers are like -O-

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