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Post by Moertoe Pilut » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:29 pm

Just out of curiosity, I would like to see in a "time frame" how much or how little the Vaal Dam is increasing in volume. Whenever I can, I will post a picture of the dam when I'm over flying it. Guys like Sir Lancelot if you could post for us as well when doing the local flights? I'm doing night freight the whole of next week so I won't get any shots in. Once back on day time ops I'll post again, just to see if there's an increase. I'll ask Bretherz to post on the whatsapp group and we can use his pictures also. B407, please keep us updated on the % level of the dam??



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Post by Bell 407 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:04 am

Moertoe Pilut wrote:407, please keep us updated on the % level of the dam??

Thanks Moertoe, will be nice to see the high level aerial pictures. For those interested, please visit http://www.reservoir.co.za and see the home page. There is a daily graph updated there on the Vaal Dam level.

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Post by Moertoe Pilut » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:58 pm

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Post by Bell 407 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:02 am

Dankie Moertoe :champion:

The dam has gone up by about 10% but that has been mainly due to the release of Sterkfontein Dam water. There is still tons of rain happening around Gauteng but not in the catchment area properly :thinking:



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Post by Raffles » Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:53 pm

It will take a while anyways because the ground will soak up much of the rain in the beginning.



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Post by Moertoe Pilut » Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:35 pm

The last picture I took (part of the dam) I had to go left off track due to wx. The storm was actually sitting partially over the dam and moving towards it.



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Post by Bell 407 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:46 pm

Looking better. Today's it's at 63.32%.



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Post by Raffles » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:54 am

Remember that the Apartness government built the dams too big so they take longet to fill up.



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Post by Bell 407 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:23 pm

Moertoe, excellent pictures. You can clearly see that the 8 river valves are still open and discharging water into a full river :good: :good:



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Post by Raffles » Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:25 am

And all the boatorists can drive their boats again! :burner: :burner: :burner:



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Post by Bell 407 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:17 pm

Moertoe, that is a great picture. But more interesting is to see the blue-green algal swaths in some of the parts of the dam. Very useful indeed.



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Post by Moertoe Pilut » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:59 pm

The pic isn't very clear, but it's full of algae...it doesn't look very healthy at all.



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Post by Bell 407 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:55 am

Fantastic to be able to report that the Vaal Dam is over 100% full today :running: :bazinga: :clap: :dance: :yeeha: :fantastic: :thumbsup1:

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Post by Raffles » Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:45 pm

:good: Need to send some to CT.



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Post by Bell 407 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:58 pm

Vaal Dam is just over 105% full and so they have decided to open all 8 river valves at the base of the wall in order to manage current levels.

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Post by Bell 407 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:04 pm

Vaal Dam with 8 river valves open to 100% on 7 April 2018.

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Post by Raffles » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:05 pm

Cool pics, glad to see the dam is full. :thumbsup:



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