Increased water levels for Kavango, Zambezi and Kunene rivers

31 Jan 2019 14:10pm
RUNDU, 31 JAN (NAMPA) – The water levels of the Kavango, Zambezi and Kunene rivers have risen steadily over the past few days.
This is according to the latest flood bulletin released by the Namibia Hydrological Service in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry on Wednesday.
The bulletin said water levels on the northern border rivers of Namibia, namely the Zambezi, Kavango and Kunene River continue to rise steadily but remain lower than the same period last year.
The water levels at Rundu station in the Kavango East shows a level of 4.49 metres, compared to the 4.62 metres recorded last year.
At Katima Mulilo in the Zambezi Region, the water stands at 1.06 metres, in contrast to last year’s measurement of 1.88 metres.
Furthermore, a level of 113.38 metre was recorded for Kunene River, which had a reading of 106.5 metres during the same period last year, with the report noting that the water level in the Kunene is rising at a faster pace compared to last year during the same period.
The bulletin also indicates that no flow of water was observed in the Cuvelai Etosha Basin and other interior ephemeral rivers in the country.
In addition, the report added that very low levels of water were observed at the Blouputs and Sendelingsdrift stations at the Orange River.
At Blouputs, a level of 0.32 metres was recorded on Wednesday while at Sendelingsdrift station, the level was 0.21 metres.
“However, although the levels are low, users should take note of the fluctuating low levels and take the necessary precautionary measures when crossing the river,” said the bulletin.