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    Default Re: Summer rains, is this unusual or just a reset.

    Hi Jors has the River risen yet!

    I'm waiting for todays video. (TIc)
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    Default Re: Summer rains, is this unusual or just a reset.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1949 View Post
    At my home in Pinetown, KZN we have above average rainfall for Dec and Jan so far but nowhere near the maximums previously recorded.
    Should I say (YET).
    3 days of Jan. still to come ...
    We have had no rain since Mid Oct >>Dams @20% PE is a DRY Place

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    Default Re: Summer rains, is this unusual or just a reset.

    I remember something like 125% being the highest it has been , and I found this that supports that.


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    Default Re: Summer rains, is this unusual or just a reset.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Hannes View Post
    Hi Jors has the River risen yet!

    I'm waiting for todays video. (TIc)
    Ill do one a bit later, I did a video on a different topic this morning, busy uploading.
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    Default Re: Summer rains, is this unusual or just a reset.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bex View Post
    I remember something like 125% being the highest it has been , and I found this that supports that.


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    Hi I see at 5pm on the unverified data is says 119.84%

    That is close to maximum and still rising fast.
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    Default Re: Summer rains, is this unusual or just a reset.

    The Gariep outflow is steadily increasing. 2300 now.
    We got some news that according to the calculations the flow will increase to about 4500 , the peak flows from the different areas is fairly spread out.

    At least the Vaal has not joined the fray yet.
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    Default Re: Summer rains, is this unusual or just a reset.

    Thank you for the update.
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    Default Re: Summer rains, is this unusual or just a reset.

    Quote Originally Posted by grips View Post
    Kathu had 190mm in 24hrs. Gamagara river in flood first time since 1988.

    Large parts of the town were flooded this morning.
    I was in that mess just outside of Danielskuil on Wednesday night...

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    Default Re: Summer rains, is this unusual or just a reset.

    Update on the river , about a 100mm rise.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mambo View Post
    I was in that mess just outside of Danielskuil on Wednesday night...
    Mooi foto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bex View Post
    Mooi foto.
    Thanks, not long after that the water was up to the headlights on my Fortuner.
    People were driving through in little hatchbacks - was crazy.
    And to think that that is the main route between Kimberly and Postmasburg was quite a thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Hannes View Post
    I spent those 70's on my grandfathers farm between Jamestown and Aliwal and do remember a huge flood but have no idea if it was 1976.
    My oupa het ook daar geboer. Ons het sulke goeie tye langs die Kraairivier gehad laat 80s tot vroeg negentigs. Ek was nog klein.

    (Hy is in 1992 op sy plaas vermoor).

    Jammer dis vreeslik off topic. Maar selfs na al die jare kan ek nie weer kyk sonder om te kyk wat gebeur met Aliwal-Noord se weer nie.
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    Default Re: Summer rains, is this unusual or just a reset.

    Quote Originally Posted by Groenman View Post
    My oupa het ook daar geboer. Ons het sulke goeie tye langs die Kraairivier gehad laat 80s tot vroeg negentigs. Ek was nog klein.

    (Hy is in 1992 op sy plaas vermoor).

    Jammer dis vreeslik off topic. Maar selfs na al die jare kan ek nie weer kyk sonder om te kyk wat gebeur met Aliwal-Noord se weer nie.
    Sjo, jammer, dis bad. Dis is wonderlik dat jy tog aan die goeie kan nadink. Blessings vir jou.

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    Default Summer rains, is this unusual or just a reset.

    Perhaps one of the most compelling arguments that the current rainfall is a once in a lifetime experience. This is a must watch. Had no idea it was that bad then:

    https://youtu.be/5yjEnJiWaMI
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    Default Re: Summer rains, is this unusual or just a reset.

    It sounds like those running Gariep dam will be able to flatten out the peak to 4500 Cumec, that would be great.
    The leading edge of the wave currently inbou is now at Augrabies raising the level there to about 1100 Cumec, it should steadily increase to 1600 Cumec. It will hit us about 2.5 days after Augrabies. After that figures suggest it will drop to about 1300 before rizing again from the Gariep waters.
    Ill see if I can spot oom Grips red waters as it comes in.

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    Thank you.
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    Default Re: Summer rains, is this unusual or just a reset.

    My family and I did a little road trip down to Gariep and Vanderkloof yesterday and it was quite a site. I would estimate more water being released from Gariep than from Vanderkloof, but that isn't based on anything scientific, just mearly by how it looked.

    All water being "released" was over the top of the dam (at both dams), no additional sluces were open while I was there. I am sure this is part of the effort to flatten the curve as one could clearly see the river was very full already (in places it was clearly covering trees with only branches sticking out).


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    Gariep 3000 and Van der Kloof 1700 today

    Is there still rain falling? Yr predicts some around Kroonstad.
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    Default Re: Summer rains, is this unusual or just a reset.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bex View Post
    Gariep 3000 and Van der Kloof 1700 today

    Is there still rain falling? Yr predicts some around Kroonstad.
    Driving back yesterday we had rain pretty much all the way north of Kroonstad. On arriving home in PTA the neighbours informed me that we just had 47mm. Today still cloudy in PTA with rain predicted, so seems like it yes.

    Where exactly is the watershed for Gauteng? As far as I know everything north of JHB goes to the Limpopo eventually.


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    As far as I am aware it is not called the Witwatersrand for nothing. Everything south of Hillbrow flows to the Vaal, everything north of Hillbrow flows to Harties and the Crocodile river.
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