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    HI to all.


    Anyone been over the Gariep Dam wall in last 24 hours.


    Are all sluice gates open? Any photos.


    Want to go have a look, but a 6 hour drive so really hoping it is in full flow.


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    Its overflowing quite strongly.Not sure for how long it still will though

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    The Facebook page "damme en riviere" has many photos and videos.
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    Port Elizabeth group went up this past weekend, dam flowing nicely. Bushfire was up there.
    He has videos of the dam wall over flowing.
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    I stood on top of the wall the first time it overflowed - many moons ago!

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    I can remember the coffer dams when they were building it in the 60's. Now just a huge silt trap. If you fly over it you can see the channel in the middle where the water flows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter26 View Post
    Port Elizabeth group went up this past weekend, dam flowing nicely. Bushfire was up there.
    He has videos of the dam wall over flowing.
    Indeed we did. Unless there are further heavy rains in the catchment area I doubt they will open the sluices. When we departed last Monday I heard that the inflow/outflow numbers had stabilised. (Outflow equals inflow)
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    The sluice gates of Gariep, Van Der Kloof and Bloemhof dams were opened on Saturday so as to prepare for the expected inflow into Gariep (and the then domino effect down stream) caused by cyclone/tropical storm Eloise.

    Van Der Kloof's gates were temporarily closed again so as to drop the water level down stream to aid in the search for a girl that got washed away/drowned in Orania.
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    I think gariep is gonna pump as from today..There was around 5000cumec entering the dam yesterday
    The Bell river in Rhodes was an absolute torrent and i heard the karringmelk spruit was in flood too.

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    I see the Dam level has Jumped from 102% yesterday to 116 % this morning , and are increasing the outflow rapidly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bex View Post
    I see the Dam level has Jumped from 102% yesterday to 116 % this morning , and are increasing the outflow rapidly.
    This must be quite a sight...


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    This is what Gariep looked like last Wednesday when it was at 106%, picture taken by my sister.
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    The peak level should be very close to the previous record.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bex View Post
    The peak level should be very close to the previous record.
    According to Hannes Stofberg who seems to be the most knowledgable guy on the subject the max level is 130%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LLTHB View Post
    HI to all.


    Anyone been over the Gariep Dam wall in last 24 hours.


    Are all sluice gates open? Any photos.


    Want to go have a look, but a 6 hour drive so really hoping it is in full flow.


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    Its just overflowing No Sluice gates open to flatten the curve downstream

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    New meaning to, ons kamp teen die water.
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    Some information, not sure how frequently it is updated (date is shown):
    https://www.dws.gov.za/Hydrology/Daily/Default.aspx

    This one is updated more frequently:
    https://www.dws.gov.za/Hydrology/Unv...aFlowInfo.aspx
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