Südafrika: Überschwemmungen im Kruger Nationalpark

Jan 19, 2012 1 Kommentar von

Starke Regenfälle führten im Kruger Nationalpark zu Überschwemmungen, woraufhin Straßen gesperrt und Lodges und Wanderwege geschlossen werden mussten.

Eine aktuelle Übersicht finden Sie auf der englischsprachigen Website http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Flooding-causes-chaos-at-Kruger-Park-20120118 

Iwanowski’s  Reisen, einer der größten Spezialreiseveranstalter für das südliche Afrika, liegen folgende Infos über die Situation vor Ort vor (Stand 18.1.2012):

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK – DISATERMANAGEMENT STATUS REPORT:

18 January 2012
8h00:
Heavy rains in southern, central and western portion of Kruger. Rainfall figures received:
Timbavati reserve – 270mm last 24 hours
Kingfisher Spruit – 170mm last 24 hours
Skukuza –

Rivers in Flood:
Crocodile River -628m3/s sec at 6h00 TSB
Sabie River – 1263m3/s at 6h00 at K/Gate
Olifants River – 760m3/s at Mamba at 6h00
Nlanganini River – Letaba  (Highest flood recorded!)

Access:
Crocodile L/L bridge flooded and closed
Lower Sabie Dam bridge flooded and closed
Sabie L/L and Sand River L/L bridge closed
S25 Closed (Between Malelane and Crocodile bridge)
Most gravel roads closed
Rest Camps:
Hamiltons – Cut off – guests missing – dispatch helicopter to look for them
Biyamiti – Water close to fence and camp cut off from tar roads
Crocodile Bridge – fine
Lower Sabie Bridge – fine (Diverting traffic via Malalane)
Skukuza fine – on alert
Tshokwane picnic spot – flooded
Talamati – Hut 15 flooded (Vacate guests and staff to reception) – camp cut off
Shimuwini – Cut off on alert
Trucks deployed to Skukuza staff village and rest camp for evacuation purposes

9h00:
Rivers in Flood:
Crocodile River – still very high
Sabie River – Level at Hazyview increase with 0.5m
Olifants River – Very high
Nlanganini River – Letaba  (Still very high)

Access:
Crocodile L/L bridge flooded and closed
Lower Sabie Dam bridge flooded and closed
Sabie L/L and Sand River L/L bridge closed
S25 Closed (Between Malelane and Crocodile bridge)
Most gravel roads closed
Olifants Rest camp cut off between camp and main road
Letaba L/L bridge Flooded (Mopani-Phalaborwa road H14 closed)
Giriyondo border gate and access closed
Talamati camp cut off
Nwawitsonso bridge at Tskowane flooded and H1-3 closes
Spruit 6km south of Letaba flooded the H14
North/ south routes cut off:
Bridge south of Tshokwane
Between Letaba and Olifants River
Between Letaba and Phalaborwa
Between Lower Sabie and Tshokwane
Crocodile Bridge

Rest Camps:
Hamiltons – Cut off – guests were found – cut off
Biyamiti – Water close to fence and camp cut off from tar roads
Makhadzi picnic site flooded
Crocodile Bridge – fine
Lower Sabie Bridge – fine (Diverting traffic via Malalane)
Skukuza fine – on alert
Tshokwane picnic spot – flooded
Talamati – Hut 11,12 &15, flooded (Vacate guests and staff to reception) – camp cut off
Talamati – Staff quarter flooded and cut off – Helicopter send back to assist
Shimuwini – Cut off on alert
Letaba staff village flooded and Living quarters cut off
Letaba camping site flooded

Support services:
Water pumps in rivers washed away – Skukuza/Crocodile bridge
Rest of water works fine
Power supply still fine

10h00:
Rivers in Flood:
Crocodile River – still very high – Increased at mamba to 3000m3/s plus 1000m3/s on its way from Blyde
Sabie River – Still very high
Olifants River – Very high
Letaba River in flood – Letaba L/L bridge flooded
Nlanganini River – Letaba  (Still very high, but dropping in staff village)
Nwaswitsonso River dropping to below deck – Debris will be clear as soon as it is safe
Kruger Gate  – Sabie River 3m below deck

Access:
Crocodile L/L bridge flooded and closed
Lower Sabie Dam Bridge flooded and closed
Sabie River  L/L and Sand River L/L Bridge closed
S25 Closed (Between Malelane and Crocodile Bridge)
Biyamiti L/L Bridge flooded and closed
Most gravel roads closed
Olifants Rest camp cut off between camp and main road
Olifants L/L Bridge closed
Letaba L/L Bridge Flooded (Mopani-Phalaborwa road H14 closed)
Giriyondo border gate and access closed
Talamati camp cut off
Shimuwinni camp cut off
H14 – 6km south of Letaba dropped and access between Letaba and Olifants is investigated?
Nwaswitsonso Bridge still closed – could be opened in next few hours
Satara – Orpen road fine
Olifants trails camp to be evacuated
Rest Camps:
Hamiltons – Cut off
Biyamiti – Water close to fence and camp cut off from tar roads – Don on his way to see if he can get to camp
Makhadzi picnic site flooded  
Crocodile Bridge – fine
Lower Sabie Bridge – fine (Diverting traffic via Malalane)
Skukuza fine – on alert
Tshokwane picnic spot – flooded
Talamati – Huts and staff units flooded (Vacate guests and staff to reception) – camp cut off, but guests and staff fine for now
Shimuwini – Cut off on alert
Arranged for Sirheni guests to be vacated to Shingwedzi
Letaba staff village flooded and Living quarters cut off
Letaba camping site and filling station flooded
Helicopter on standby and additional helicopter from SAAF available if needed

Support services:
Water pumps in rivers washed away – Skukuza/Crocodile bridge / busy installing temporary pumps
Rest of water works fine
Power supply still fine except  Letaba ? Feedback awaited
Infrastructure flood damage recorded to date:
Talamati – Guest units and staff village
Tshokwane picnic site and Rangers staff village
Letaba staff village
Letaba camping site, swimming pool area, guest units and filling station
Low level bridges and may smaller river crossings.
Flood damage to river crossings and gravel/tar roads
River pump installations and equipment

Matters are getting worse as time goes on: Herewith some additions:

1. Tar road between Nwamanzi Lookout and Olifants River Highlevel bridge on H1-4 extensively damaged and closed.
2. Causeway over Nshawu River on tar road between Mopani & Letaba (H1-5) flooded.
3. Causeway over Letaba River on tar road between Mopani and Phalaborwa Gate (H14) flooded.
4. Causeway on tar road between Letaba and Phalaborwa Gate (H9) near Letaba flooded.
5. Phalaborwa Gate closed.
6. Causeway on tar road between Skukuza and Malelane/ Pretoriuskop at Delaporte Waterhole flooded.
7. As a result of above Olifants and Letaba cannot be accessed at the moment.

Aktuelle Reiseinfos zu Afrika-Reisen finden sich auf der Website www.afrika.de des Veranstalters.

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