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    I was seeing 55 mbs to the States this morning as against 5-10mbs a few days ago. Looks to me as if the cable has been fixed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Dold View Post
    I was seeing 55 mbs to the States this morning as against 5-10mbs a few days ago. Looks to me as if the cable has been fixed?
    Hi Paul
    This may or may not affect your access to international sites depending on your ISP, their upstream routing and what redundancy they have in place. You may have to check in with your ISP to see if you are possibly affected or not. Perhaps you are some of the lucky ones not affected
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    Currently just over 63mbs with the US but the ping at 611ms is v. slow
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    My ISP is one of those affected - indicated by the Ping usually around 400ms!
    So we are not totally fixed yet!

    Weird Youtube is fine but some of the other US sites are not streaming.
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    Wow we have been there 5 times in my time and have never seen that , but remember when its heavy like this you will not see much there will just be mist everywhere
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    We were there a couple of days before the lock down, had the entire park to ourselves, and the mighty Zambezi is indeed pumping! I will be posting some video about it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caracal View Post
    All this water will end up in Kariba dam.

    Apparently this flow is the largest since records were kept from the early 1960's.
    Scary though, that all this is going to Kariba. With no maintenance done on the stilling basin and the possibility of the dam overflowing it may cavitate and erode the dam wall base itself. If this dam wall fails, the resulting downstream effect on Cahorra Bassa and the floodplain past Tete Will be beyond disastrous.

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    It is amaxing how after every drought the world changes in a matter of days. Think of all the cyclones that broke the previous major droughts. Seeing Vic back to its majestic self is great after January's trickle

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigH View Post
    Scary though, that all this is going to Kariba. With no maintenance done on the stilling basin and the possibility of the dam overflowing it may cavitate and erode the dam wall base itself. If this dam wall fails, the resulting downstream effect on Cahorra Bassa and the floodplain past Tete Will be beyond disastrous.
    Teen die huidige tempo van vloei oor die falls, en met 16% bo werkbare level van opwekkers in dam oor, en sou hulle geen water uit dam uitlaat, hoe lank sal dit vat om vol te word? 260 dae
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12richardk View Post
    Wow we have been there 5 times in my time and have never seen that , but remember when its heavy like this you will not see much there will just be mist everywhere
    It's a bit easier for us from Zim, but we have made the odd trip over the years to specifically go visit when it is at its highest flow, to experience the thunder and the rainfall. There is something special about walking through the Park, just in a Tshirt and shorts and track shoes. No cameras, no phones, no raincoat. If the wind is right, you are getting wet on the way in from the office, and you're saturated by the time you reach the Falls. Just stand and look, and the winds generated in the gorge rip aside the spray from time to time. It never is the same, and it never gets old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reenen View Post
    Teen die huidige tempo van vloei oor die falls, en met 16% bo werkbare level van opwekkers in dam oor, en sou hulle geen water uit dam uitlaat, hoe lank sal dit vat om vol te word? 260 dae
    Agree - at current flows it will take a long time for Kariba to be 100% full. It's around 18% of capacity now and even with all this water it is only increasing at roughly 0.3% per day. More water is coming from Angola so if the increase picks up to a massive 0.5% per day, it will still take roughly 160 days to fill.

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