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How to read the flow charts

Each chart is set out as a line graph with a date line at the bottom of the chart and the flow rate in cubic meters per second on the left. The start date of the graph period is indicated at the bottom left of the chart. Flow rate is in near real time and indicates actual flow mapped from recorded data.

When planning to wade in a river, a flow rate of less than 30 cubic meters/second is favourable. Caution should be taken at flow rates between 30 and 45 cubic meters/second, as even experienced waders may have difficulty keeping their balance. It is advisable to avoid wading all together in flow rates of higher than 45 cubic meters/second.

Elands River at Elands River Drift

Phongolo River at Mhlati

Phongolo at Pongolapoort Dam

Outflow from Pongolapoort Dam

Tugela River at Kleine Waterval

Tugela River at Spioenkop Dam

Tugela River at Driel Barrage

Tugela River at Woodstock Dam

Sondags River at Kleinfontein

Ncibidwane River at Drakensberg

Boesmans River at Drakensberg

Boesmans River at Wagendrift Dam

Outflow from Wagendrift Dam

Mgeni River at Midmar Dam

Outflow from Midmar Dam

Outflow from Inanda Dam

Slang River at Pietermaritzburg

For a complete list of flow charts follow the link to the Department of Water Affairs website. Select a water management area from the drop-down menu in the top left corner of the screen and click on the relevant station number in the left column to view the flow chart.

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