2012 year in review
ELEPHANT PLAINS PHOTOS CLICK HERE
NKORHO FLOOD VIDEO CLICK HERE
sabi sands flood click here
Kruger’s wildlife dodged the flood
440 mm in some area- 17 inches of rain
camps and roads effected in kruger
he last time we had a flood of this magnitude was in 2000 and it is a good thing as the Rivers will be cleared of the silt and life in the bush as we know it will have a beautiful fresh start.
Positive effects of the flood were that previously dry areas were hydrated, while sediments and invasive plants were washed away.
Aquatic species were also afforded the opportunity to recolonise by the unusual conditions.
"Nature has replenished itself.
WHILE the floods of the last few days at the Kruger National Park caught campers by surprise, the animals had already migrated to higher grounds.
Rangers at the wildlife park believed the animals had sensed the disaster days before it happened and moved to higher areas.
2 examples of animals during floods--
“We flew over the park – the animals were situated around the higher areas of the park. We saw no carcasses floating on the water during the flight,” David Mabunda, CEO of SANParks, jan 20-2012
Plenty of studies have shown that some animals can sense major changes in the weather. Worms, for instance, are known to flee rising groundwater.
In areas that experience flooding, snakes will move to higher ground during a flood.
Birds are known to be sensitive to air pressure changes, and often hunker down before a big storm.
Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters according to ... Regardless of how a flood occurs, the rule for being safe is simple: head for higher ground