Perennial rivers in the eastern regions continue to rise

06 Feb 2014 18:20pm
WINDHOEK, 06 FEB (NAMPA) – The level of the Kunene River in the Ruacanna area continues to rise.
The Namibian Hydrological Service (NHS) reported in its latest update issued on Thursday that the water level of the Kunene River increased to 1.63 metres (m), compared to 1.27m on Wednesday.
The Kunene River's water level dropped during the past week, but the perennial river is steadily rising again.
Last week, its level was 1.96m.
The Kavango River in the Rundu and Mukwe areas is also increasing.
The river reported a water level of 5.02m in the Rundu area, and 3.06m at the Mukwe area on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, 15.8 millimetres (mm) of rainfall was recorded at Grootfontein on Wednesday.
Bagani town, situated on the south-western banks of the Kavango River about 200 km east of Rundu, recorded 7.5mm of rain.
Camp Kwando, situated in the eastern Zambezi Region, reported 4mm of rain.