Myths and legends on why Okavango Delta is drying up

BLAMED. Mohembo construction bridge PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
BLAMED. Mohembo construction bridge PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

Ahead of the scientific data on why the Okavango Delta is drying up, this is what some of the people of the various settlements in Ngamiland believe about why their rivers are emptier this year. They spoke to Staff Writer THALEFANG CHARLES

SERONGA: The Okavango Delta is experiencing its driest spell in recent history. The annual flood from Angola that is the lifeline of the Okavango Delta came very late this year – and with the weakest push. It is doubtful that the water will reach Thamalakane River this year. On the eastern panhandle, the water went only up to Gonutsoga and it was two months late.

Greg Flaxman from Jumbo Junction in Gonutsoga says the water only reached the area in April. It was two months late as it usually arrives around January and February. The water on the Boro River, which has the quickest flow of water to Maun, is still far out. Last week it was reported to be passing Jao Camp and considering the distance and floodplains that have to be filled up, it is very unlikely that the water will reach Thamalakane River this year.

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