Kath Coulson sent pictures of the river at Hebron Nguni Farm in Dargle
where friends and family have been playing over the holidays –
Even the dogs join in!
Jeanette Stewart joined many others to admire the water overflowing Midmar dam wall.
Margaret Burger sent these beautiful photos from the Mngeni Estuary in Durban:
Holiday makers relax beside the river
A canoeist enjoys the expanse of water
Do the birds mind the full river?
Who realised how lovely all the bridges are?
a view the motorists miss…
the Indian Ocean, at last.
Penny Rees is in Johannesburg and read in The Star about Durban’s beaches being closed because of sewage spills. She paraphrases:
“After a sewage spill into the uMngeni River on Monday 24 December there are fears of contamination of Durban’s beaches. In Monday’s media statement the city said ‘a significant volume’ of sewage had leaked from Kennedy Road sewage pump station near Springfield Park into the uMngeni River and created a possible health risk for swimmers in the river and in the sea near the estuary. As a result swimming was banned in the river & surf within 800m north & south of the mouth.” There are apparently SIGNBOARDS on the beaches where you can check the day’s water quality – but it seems the info is out of date and incorrect – six of the nine beaches had the exact same E. coli readings! The municipality said they were satisfied that the central beaches weren’t contaminated.”
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