Water levels rise in northern Namibia

Water levels rise in northern Namibia

Flow monitoring stations along the Namibia-Angola border detected a slight flood wave at around 04h00 on Thursday.
Senior hydrologist at the Department of Water Affairs at Oshakati, Leonard Hango says the detected flood wave is only evident In the two streams on the Western Cuvelai catchment area, which is Oshana Shanalumono. That catchment leads to Oshakati and Oshana Shapoko, and further into Ogongo in the Omusati Region.
The department of water affairs is therefore alerting communities living along the two streams, to be on high alert when crossing as the water level has risen and may pose a danger to them.
"This is only a slight flood wave that we detected, so the community does not need to panic at this point in time, however we will inform them accordingly should we detect," said Hango.
It is expected that the water level will further rise if significant rain is received in the coming days.
"It is also reported that the Southern part of Angola has received rain over the last 48-hours so we are on alert monitoring the situation day and night so that if there something we detect that is eminent coming then the nation will be informed right on time."