Friday, January 21, 2011

Floods 2011!

This is some body's showjumping arena in Sandton, Johannesburg!

I don't have a scanner so I took a picture of our local newspaper reporting on the floods in our area.

Ponds forming everywhere...

Our big dam showing the point where the dam wall broke...

Here you can get a good idea of the damage done,a whole ecosystem,birds nest etc...Showing the water still coursing through quite strongly...

These pictures where taken this morning,so the waters have lowered considerably since Saturday morning when the wall broke.....

It is impossible to get close enough to take pictures from all angles......

Fixing will only happen late in the next dry season as no TLB or machinery is going to get in there now!


  1. Hi Farmchick! We are on high alert and won't cross any bridges that are overflowing!!

  2. And it seems, once the ground is broken thru, even after repairing, it seems weaker than before. Yikes! I hope all your farm animals are okay.

  3. It's amazing how powerful water can be. Stay safe.

  4. Oh my gosh! That's downright scary. Keep yourself safe, please.

  5. I hope everyone stays safe and you get a chance to dry out and recover. Blessings.


  6. Wow! Liesl, that is unbelievable. The weather everywhere has been so extreme. Somethings up!


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