North-eastern regions receive good rains

30 Dec 2013 18:40pm
WINDHOEK, 30 DEC (NAMPA) - The North-eastern regions of Namibia received good rainfall compared to elsewhere in the country on Sunday.
According to a report released by the Namibia Meteorological Service (NMS) on Monday, Katima Mulilo received the highest amount of rainfall of nearly 20 millimetres (mm) from Sunday morning until Monday morning at 08h00.
It quoted Riaan Bester of Camp Kwando on the banks of the Kwando River as reporting 6mm of rain.
Nancy Robson at Odibo village, which is situated near the Angolan border in the Eudaneko district, reported 7mm of rain.
NMS Chief Hydrologist Pauline Mufeti stated in the report that the water levels of some perennial rivers have picked up tremendously due to the heavy rains received over the last couple of weeks.
“The latest river flow readings show that some perennial rivers recorded water levels that are above normal,” she reported.
The Zambezi River in the Katima Mulilo area recorded a water level of 1,12 metres (m). The normal water level for this time of the year is 0,85 metres.
The Kwando River in the Kongola area recorded a water level of 2,97m compared to the normal level of 2,28m.
The Kavango River in the Rundu area had a water level of 4,87m compared to the normal level of 4,49m.