Dam water levels continue to rise

WINDHOEK: Water levels for Zambezi and Kavango rivers have been rising since a week ago, according to the Namibia Hydrological Services.

It stated on Thursday in its ‘Namibia’s Flash Dashboard’ that good rainfall has been falling in upstream located countries of Angola and Zambia for the past few weeks.

The level of the Zambezi has especially been rising steadily at Katima Mulilo, although it is still below the average levels normally recorded during this time of the year. This is due to the late summer rains, which resulted in much lower levels compared to previous years during the same time.

The Zambezi water level at Katima Mulilo stood at 1.44 meters compared to 1.87 meters the same period last year.

According to satellite images, Kavango, Kwando, Zambezi, Cuito, Omatako, Cuvelai and Etosha received heavy showers, while Okavango is also particularly wet.

Considerable showers have also fallen in the upstream of Swakop and Kuiseb rivers in the central highlands, as well as over the Fish, Auob, Nossob, Huanib, and Huab Rivers, according to the Hydrological Services.