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Okavango Flood levels 2020

The source of the Okavango Delta flood actually lies in the extremely wet highlands of Angola north of Botswana. From here the Okavango River flows south through Namibia away from the sea. It forms part of the border between Angola and Namibia, and then flows into Botswana.
There is good news on the Okavango Delta's 2020 floods. The excellent rains that have fallen in Angola these past months has resulted in the water levels in the Okavango River rapidly rising with a lot more still to come. This years flood levels are at their highest at this time of year for at least the past 5 years. The flood table provided by Hydrology Namibia. These measurements are taken at their measuring station at Rundu just before the Okavango River flows into Botswana. The Okavango needs high floods this year to compensate for last years terribly low floods.
On the 17th Feb 2020 we are sitting at 6.60m at Rundu -- last year we were at 4.96 and the average per year is 5.38m.
On the 21st Feb 2020 we are sitting at 6.96m at Rundu -- last year we were at 5.10 and the average per year is 5.50
On the 24th Feb 2020 we are sitting at 7.06m at Rundu -- last year we were at 5.14 and the average per year is 5.59
On the 6th March 2020 we are sitting at 7.37m at Rundu -- last year we were at 4.71 and the average per year is 6.11
So as seen we are looking great this year.