Water levels in perennial rivers dropping

20 Mar 2019 14:50pm
RUNDU, 20 MAR (NAMPA) – Water levels in most of the country’s perennial rivers are dropping, the Namibia Hydrological Service in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry has said.
A bulletin issued on Tuesday said water levels in all perennial rivers are dropping, with the exception of the Zambezi River at Katima Mulilo in the Zambezi Region, which maintains a steady rise.
According to the Katima Mulilo station, the water levels in the Zambezi River currently stand at 1.89 metres over the corresponding time last year, when it recorded 5.76 metres.
The bulletin also said most river water levels remain low compared to the same period last year.
It was also indicated that the water levels in the Kavango River at the Rundu station are moving, steadily recording a reading of 4.75 metres, compared to the 5.45 metres recorded during the same period last year.
It was further noted that water levels on the lower part of the Orange River are approaching critically low levels again, cautioning users to apply the necessary precautionary measures.
In addition, satellite images also showed light showers observed over the central and eastern parts of Namibia, while good rains were observed in the northern, western and central parts of Angola.