HAZELMERE DAM INFLOW SPIKE AFTER HEAVY RAIN- HAZELMERE DAM WATER CRISIS – DIARY 23_02_2017


O.K. I have decided to come and visit the dam again. Today is the 23rd of February 2017 Last time that I have been here was in November 2016. and you can see my previous video about the temporary max Now, we had a lot of rain this past week or so Its been country wide You all know about it, you live here and I was wondering what was happening with the dam I noticed on the website that it jumped up from 62% to 71% yesterday and that they were letting out some water. So, I though today they may let out more water and I wanted to come videograph it and photograph it but there is nothing happening here Somebody just told me that apparently the dam went to 82% overnight, but they are not letting out water That may mean that they that they are not as affected as last time as far as the water is concerned and as far as the construction is concerned. I’m going to drive around a little bit later to have a look at to see what is happening on the other side of the dam wall, if it would be affected that I am happy to see that the dam is really full. If it is really on 82% we are in a very good situation…compared to what we have been last year which was about 33% to 35% at this time and that was a dire situation and we were facing the winter with quite difficulty. Now this water should be able to carry us through the winter, and the dam wall ,last time I heard would be completed in September and then we obviously would need a lot of rain to push it up to get it full, if it needs to be full hehehehe…We all want to see it full Obviously that would be a quite a relieve to have so much water available in an area that’s developing very fast whose economy is booming and obviously infrastructure has to keep up. I’ll show…There’s show close-ups that i’ll I’ll show you all the close-ups I am I can just say I am… I am super impressed and I hope you enjoy this. I am just going to make a very
and I hope you enjoy this. I am just going to make a very short video on this. I don’t wanna elaborate
this. I am just going to make a very short video on this. I don’t wanna elaborate too much or hopefully I won’t as I am not finished shooting yet But enjoy it. That is the latest I have for you. This person that I spoke to told me that they are busy right at this moment putting in anchors to anchor the whole dam wall there
putting in anchors to anchor the whole dam wall there and that the progress is quite good So a That is good news, that really You can see the progress is is (stutter)
That is good news, that really You can see the progress is is (stutter) is good and I am looking forward to the the completion of this. It would be a great milestone. Ja, and just as I expect they they are not working on this side on the platforms that they were using last time at 71% level have now been removed, so so obviously they can carry a bit more water and the dam is definitely much fuller and I will show more details just now It’s approaching the full mark, you can see its 81% as I was told. I will confirm it a bit later on the website as well
as I was told. I will confirm it a bit later on the website as well and from the brown mark where 100% was indicated before you will definitely see that it is actually getting towards that mark now. O.K., lets go there and see. Full, full full! The new wall is actually quite beautiful, the clean concrete look there. Beautiful! It’s quite impressive, I am very happy. I am happy to bring you the this news We should see a good winter this year, less trouble with water and obviously we have to conserve, we don’t know what the weather is going to do in the future but it is good to know that we have something in the bank that we We don’t have to to fear evacuating an area because there is no water. Things have changed dramatically and.. a lot of things have been done to to get water from alternative sources and to clean used water A lot of the infratructure have been improved so we are actually quite happy O.K. I am here at the inflow of the dam in the park here at the bottom where we have been last time as well Last time you will remember that the river came up quite high in the gully that the river was flowing through halfway up its banks It was flowing quite well but it was calm because the dam already pushed back Now today it is almost overflowing over the banks You can hardly see that it is that deep. You have to go and look at the my other videos to see how how deep down it is actually But today it is very close to the top (at 82%) or so and it is quite impressive and I am sure you are all happy to see that people are obviously going to participate a lot in watersports again on this dam It is quite suitable for that. Thank you. There are a lot of cars here and a lot of people They are all from Umgeni Water, they had a little fun run of 5km’s and 2.5km’s probably for for their staff as a morale booster and probably for fitness awareness. They are (It is) the company that manage this dam as well It is quite a happy atmosphere here. If you like this video, please subscribe, I am making them as a …too inform the public
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