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Re: Kruger Drought/Dry Seasons and Dam Levels 2015-19

Post by Lisbeth » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:43 pm

Interesting \O
By law, a minimum flow is required for all rivers of South Africa
0- The weather gods might not know this =O:

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Post by Flutterby » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:27 am

lol lol

What happens if the level is below the legal limit? O**

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Post by Richprins » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:28 am

Everyone has to throw water back in? -O-
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Post by Flutterby » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:28 am

lol

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Post by Lisbeth » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:32 am

Bottled water? O** lol
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Post by Richprins » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:03 am

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Post by Lisbeth » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:58 am

That's one tiny elephant :-)
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Re: Kruger Drought/Dry Seasons and Dam Levels 2015-19

Post by Flutterby » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:44 am

Crocodiles in the Kruger National Park are starving

NEWS / 22 OCTOBER 2019, 2:06PM / SHEREE BEGA

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An emaciated crocodile in the Olifants River. Danie Pienaar SANParks

In September, an aquatic biomonitoring survey of the Kruger National Park’s rivers observed some severely emaciated crocodiles between the western boundary and high-water bridge in the Olifants River.

“A few individual emaciated crocodiles were noticed along the Olifants River and that is typically not seen in a normal year,” said Dr Eddie Riddell, the manager of aquatic biodiversity at the Kruger National Park.

“But obviously the Kruger is very sensitive to the fact we had a big die-off of crocodiles down in the gorge due to pansteatitis,” he said.

This time, the cause wasn't suspected to be pansteatitis. "It’s probably due to problems in the aquatic food chain. And again, there are probably a multitude of reasons, one being that the river is under stress because we’re in this five-year drought period," he said.

“The primary productivity in the aquatic food chain is probably being compromised to a certain extent and again we’re not quite sure, but the suspicion would be that we had a very late start to the rainy season last year.

“We’re getting elevated salts in the system because we’re dealing with these extremely low flows continuously over the past few years and the pollution effect that comes from upstream, whether it’s in the Selati, which is next to us, or even the larger catchment.

"Sometimes the operations in the barrage are probably having some effect in terms of low oxygen water coming into the system."

It was hard to pinpoint the cause. "I think what we’re seeing now is a suite of multiple stressors impacting on the ecosystem.”

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