Zandvlei Trust

Marina da Gama flood waters in July 2009.

Reports have been received that this was a 1:50 year flood.
The Cape Town Airport recorded the highest rainfall in 50 years of recording at this station for a 12 hour period. Elgin forest station recorded 148mm in 12 hours. Newlands forest station recorded 137mm.
Alice Ashwell took these photographs from her garden.


photograph by Alice Ashwell

There was concern in the Marina on Sunday night 12/07/2009. The water was rising and at the doors at 09h00. 


photograph by Alice Ashwell

The front lawn under water!!


photograph by Alice Ashwell

Marina da Gama water level starting to subside on 13/07/2009. The jetty posts are above the water now.


photograph by Alice Ashwell

Wednesday 14/07/2009 and the water is back to normal level.


photograph by Alice Ashwell

The neighbours gardens can be seen again on Wednesday 14/07/2009.


photograph by Alice Ashwell

The owls and the mermaid are back on dry land amoungst the plants on Wednesday.
Note!  where the water level was at there feet, the leaves were left behind as the water receded.

                                                                                                                                             

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