North-eastern regions continue to receive good rains
31 Dec 2013 14:30pm
WINDHOEK, 31 DEC (NAMPA) - The north-eastern regions continue to receive relatively good rainfall as compared to elsewhere in the country.
According to a report released by the Namibia Hydrological Services (NHS) on Tuesday, Katima Mulilo received the highest amount of rainfall of nearly 9 millimetres (mm) from Sunday morning until Monday morning at 08h00.
Camp Kwando on the banks of the Kwando River reported 3mm of rain, while the Caprivi Houseboat Safari Lodge reported 51mm of rain, and the Caprivi River Lodge 57mm of rain for Monday.
The Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge in the Linyanti Swamps reported 23mm of rain.
According to the NHS, the Mpacha Airport, also known as Katima Mulilo Airport, recorded 5.6mm of rain from Sunday morning until Monday morning 08h00. The Rundu Airport received 3.2mm of rain during the same period.
NHS Chief Hydrologist Pauline Mufeti was quoted in the statement as saying 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 said.
The Zambezi Rriver in the Katima Mulilo area recorded a water level of 1.17metres (m). The normal water level for this time of the year is 0.88m.
The Kwando River in the Kongola area recorded a water level of 3m, compared to the normal water level for this time of the year of 2.28m.
The Kavango River in the Rundu area recorded a water level of 4.87m, compared to the normal water level for this time of the year of 4.51m.