We recorded 130 ml at the Silvermine Wetlands this weekend – up to Sunday morning.  This was the highest rainfall  we had recorded since we moved here 11 years ago, and the highest for the year since then!

 

Here are a couple of pictures for you.  For those who know the Wetlands, we had a new “pond” formed on the other side of the path from the river, next to the stepping stones and the path just up from there was too deep to walk through!  A very wet cormorant was looking at a new view of the river as it came to within about 8’ of the paths on the lower reaches, before pouring into the sea.

See also http://scenicsouth.co.za//2013/11/the-western-cape-mops-up-after-floods-caused-by-black-south-easter-storms/

Silvermine River estuary in flood. Photo Evanne Rothwell

Silvermine River estuary in flood. Photo Evanne Rothwell

 

Flooded path at the Silvermine River wetlands.Photo Evanne Rothwell

Flooded path at the Silvermine River wetlands.Photo Evanne Rothwell

 

Flooded reedbeds in the Silvermine River wetlands. Photo Evanne Rothwell

Flooded reedbeds in the Silvermine River wetlands. Photo Evanne Rothwell

 

A juvenile reed cormorant surveys the changed landscape at Silvermine River Wetlands. Photo Evenne Rothwell

A juvenile reed cormorant surveys the changed landscape at Silvermine River Wetlands. Photo Evenne Rothwell