With all the rain we have had lately in the Mngeni Catchment, the river is really full and looking fabulous. Today, while the sun is shining, we decided to end the year with a SPLASH! and asked all keen River Watchers to take pictures of the Mngeni wherever they were. These gorgeous images came rolling in for everyone to enjoy:
The weir at Corrie Lynn in Dargle sent in by Howard Long-
Liz Gow stopped to admire Midmar dam wall in all it’s glory
and wondered how anyone was crossing the river today as the usual rock path is covered with water.
Liz also took this picture of the river racing through Howick,
and the one of the ‘gill net’, which always amuses her, just below the Mngeni bridge. (Actually, Mike Farley’s ingenious litter trap).
Mike Weedon sent in these two pictures: A shot of the Mngeni where it passes between Hopedale Farm and the Singisi Forest about a kilometre downstream from the bridge under the D244 in Dargle. A little browner today as a result of yesterday’s rain mainly due to runoff from the D244.
and again, from a higher elevation.
Also at Hopedale, Kathy Herrington took this photo with her dog Chia in the foreground. “The river has definitely been more vigorous and at a higher level – however it is full of sediment and certainly flowing very well after the prolonged rain last evening.”
The Furth Stream is the first major tributary to join the Umgeni river after leaving it’s source at Lake Lyndhurst. White waters rush towards the Umgeni although it has another 5 Km to go before it joins up from here.
Furth Stream can also be tranquil – these two pics taken by Evert van Bremem.
Tinks Fowler took this picture of water backed up above the Corrie Lynn weir
and this one of the water gushing over.
Guests at Invesanda, Dargle had been having a great time tubing on the river, says Lucinda Bate.
Mike Crawford took these photos from the bridge that crosses the river near Chantilly Water on the Petrustroom Road.
and looking upstream towards the Wallows.
The Dargle stream winds it’s way through The Wallows before joining the Mngeni – Mike photographed the confuence.
Nikki Brighton wandered up to one of the many springs in the Dargle hills which turn into fast flowing, unamed streams in a flash
and gurgle through the Kilgobbin forest on the way to join the mighty Mngeni.
Jenny Gifford took these pictures: “What a great idea! Here is part “our” precious stretch of the Mngeni.”
“Our smallholding, Riverdale in Dargle, is about 3kms downstream from the falls, and is almost completely bordered by the river as it meanders through the
floodplain below the Merensky forest.”
Gill Addison of Antheap says “Imagine living with this view?” She does!
Tammy Robartes took this picture as the light faded this evening at Wana Farm, just above Hebron Haven.
“This is my little sanctuary and swimming pool” says Gilly Robartes.
Please send in your pictures, it is never too late to share them! More coming tomorrow from other parts of the river.
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