Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Heavy Duty Mining Equipment at Estuary Beach

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Now the plan is to move it whole sale style. All the sediment since 1958 right to the entry of the Estuary that we need to be open. One of these days it is going to a mining dump. Not long any more. One big mess. 16 years and counting.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Mexican Horse Thief: Rhino Wars – On Causes

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St Lucia Estuary - 14 November 2016

St Lucia Estuary 
Sunset Jetty
iSimangaliso Wetland Park

For those who remember the small boat Jetty where the rentals departed from will know that the water was deep enough for boats to traverse both sides of the Jetty. 16 years later these fresh water reeds has invaded the Estuary banks to such an extend they have become their own little habitats.

Any way these photos not only proofs the water level is extremely high, but that sediment build up is cementing the facelift of this fragile, once world class, system.  The sediment deposits from the five major rivers and pushing in from the ocean needs to be managed. People who says nature must see to it self has no real interest in Conservation and has no respect for humanity on earth.

The problem created by humans is on a scale far exceeding the ability for natural solutions. By avoiding this we are merely contributing to the problem. This system must function and it is not something we can joke about. It is a serious problem and needs people to seriously attend to it.

While this fiasco os taken place major behind the scene surgical environmental alterations is taken place on the Eastern Shores as heavy duty equipment is moved in to increase human habitation in the fragile wetlands system.
Hard surface development altering the dynamics with out public participation.

    Petrus Viviers

Saturday, November 12, 2016

St Lucia Estuary 11/11/2016

Photo: Burt Van Heerden

First things first. St Lucia Estuary mouth is still not open. Water levels is way above high water mark and probably 100,℅ Fresh.

This is the view this morning at the boat launch site. 12 months ago today the Estuary was bone dry. All the fish in the upper regions where lost. This happens in the wake of an active management plan.

Human interference can no longer be ignored. We need to manage our impact on earth.

    Petrus Viviers

Thursday, November 10, 2016

St Lucia Estuary - iMfolozi River in Flood

St Lucia Org Za

photo taken: 10/11/2016

The iMfolozi River came down quiet extensively. Water levels in the Estuary has risen way above high water mark. This is in a way good news. Unfortunately the dynamics in management has change so much that a breach prediction at this stage is a mere speculation.

In the absence of utilizing the scouring effect I personally believe the pressure will not rise enough to breach. The water surface is large, but the volume is not significant due to shallow silted up scenario. 

If the sediment trap in front of the Ski Boat Club was maintained and the back channels and their sediment traps was maintained we might have a built up to the extend where we could have a breach ... now I think the water will merely percolate into the ocean on spring tide low. 

My humble opinion....

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