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Sunday, 28 October 2012

Wagendrift da.

Took a round a bout trip home from church this morning so I could get some photos of the overflowing Wagendrift dam. "Wagen" is the old Dutch/Afrikaans word for wagon, a drift is a ford, and the dam was built just above where the old wagon road to the north crossed the Bushmans river.

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Photo from the northern side of the river.

This plume of water coming from the bottom sluice is known locally as the "roosters tail".

Zoomed in a bit.


Jo said...

When I saw the picture on my dashboard, I thought "I know that dam wall!" Good photos Phil. I didn't know you had so much rain. Wish some could be sent to Marquard! Have a great week. Blessings Jo

Gorges Smythe said...

That IS an unusual discharge.

Kay L. Davies said...

The "rooster tail" is gorgeous, Phillip, but I'm trying to imagine wagons fording such a river. Makes me shiver.

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

It's cool when a dam runs like that and noisy too. Nice pics.