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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.

Touws River at Okkerskraal

Knysna River at Milwood Forest Reserve

Jan Dissel at Clanwilliam

Olifants River at Citrusdalbrug

Olifants River at Bulshoek Dam

Olifants River at Clanwilliam Dam

Karee River at Karee Dam

Bree River at Ceres (Witbrug)

Rooi-Els River at Rooi Elskloof

Hex River at New Glen Heatlie

Riviersonderend at Theewaterskloof Dam

Elands River at Elandskloof Dam

Bree River at Swellendam

Berg River at Drieheuvels

Berg River at Noorder Paarl

Berg River at Hermonburg

Berg River at Misverstand Dam

Berg River at Zonquasdrift

Voëlvlei River at Voëlvlei Dam

Berg River at Bergriver Dam

Jonkershoek River at Jonkershoek

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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