Guest Contributor | Jan 17, 2023 | 0
Communities residing on floodplains warned against possible flooding
Communities residing in the Okavango West and Okavango East regions and the eastern Zambezi floodplains have been warned for possible flooding and should take the necessary precautionary measures.
Namibia’s Hydrological Services in a bulletin this week said the Okavango River levels continue to increase at Rundu and Divundu Bridge and are above normal.
According to the services, the Zambezi River maintains its steady rise at Katima Mulilo; the water level is currently at 6.66 metres and will continue to rise.
“The eastern Zambezi floodplains in Namibia continue to rapidly fill up and there is strong back flow towards Ngoma Bridge and Lake Liambezi. The Chobe River level at the Chobe Water Villas is
increasing and currently at 6.38 metres,” they added.
“We don’t expect the previous flood records to be attained but the current floods and its possible impacts must be rated exceptional,” the bulletin stated
Meanwhile, the Hydrological Services said most of the country’s water supply dams received significant inflows especially the central dams.