Kavango River water levels rising

27 Feb 2019 08:50am
RUNDU, 27 FEB (NAMPA) – The water levels of the Kavango River continue to rise steadily, the latest flood bulletin released on Tuesday indicated.
The bulletin issued by the Namibia Hydrological Services in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry said the water levels in the Kavango River at the Rundu station are rising, but are lower than during the same period last year.
According to the NamWater gauge plate readings, the level currently stands at 5.15 metres while the corresponding time last year recorded 5.91 metres.
The bulletin also indicated that the water level of the Zambezi River at Katima Mulilo is increasing and stands at 1.63 metres, compared to the 4.24 metres recorded last year.
It further noted that good showers were observed over the weekend across the south-eastern parts of the country.
A rise in the water level at Sendelingsdrift in the //Kharas Region was also observed over the past weekend and currently stands at 0.33 metres.
However, the bulletin noted that water levels in the lower Orange River remain very low, urging users to take note of the fluctuating low levels and take the necessary precautionary measures.