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2011 ~ Orange River Flood 180 Degrees From Swartkops Hill!
« on: January 19, 2011, 11:07:32 AM »
Went up to the Swartkops Hill , opposite the Bridge and took this short video of the Orange River in Flood.

DOWNLOAD LINK: http://www.oranjemundonline.com/video/Floodvideo2011.avi
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Re: 2011 ~ Orange River Flood 180 Degrees From Swartkops Hill!
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011, 11:29:15 AM »
Went up to the Swartkops Hill , opposite the Bridge and took this short video of the Orange River in Flood.

DOWNLOAD LINK: http://www.oranjemundonline.com/video/Floodvideo2011.avi
SIZE: 7.05 megs

Struggling to open the video, can you mail it to me : m.rivabella@seakay.co.za. Would love to see the video.

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Re: 2011 ~ Orange River Flood 180 Degrees From Swartkops Hill!
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2011, 11:41:05 AM »
Best way to view this file and other media is to use VLC Player. Just sent the email to you..

Download the video to your desktop first, then view it!
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Re: 2011 ~ Orange River Flood 180 Degrees From Swartkops Hill!
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2011, 12:08:39 PM »
Thx Mike, great video you shot there.
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Re: 2011 ~ Orange River Flood 180 Degrees From Swartkops Hill!
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2011, 12:11:28 PM »
Krikey ... what about the golf course and the log cabin ... are they under water?
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Re: 2011 ~ Orange River Flood 180 Degrees From Swartkops Hill!
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2011, 12:26:51 PM »
The water at the log cabin is up to the lawn in front and the golf club is protected by a dyke, although a bit of water is starting to seep through the walls...
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Re: 2011 ~ Orange River Flood 180 Degrees From Swartkops Hill!
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2011, 04:43:07 PM »
Thanks for that Mike. Never seen the river that high and it got pretty full at times. Suppose you will find all kinds of flotsam and jetsam as the water levels subside; trees, dead animals and the like washed up on the beach. Demonstrates the awesome power of nature.
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Re: 2011 ~ Orange River Flood 180 Degrees From Swartkops Hill!
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2011, 04:10:51 PM »
hi mike,
thx for the video have memories of "any thing that floats" racing in the river back in the eighties....but never seen the river so swamped.-5C here in the uk so enjoy your sunshine!
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Re: 2011 ~ Orange River Flood 180 Degrees From Swartkops Hill!
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2011, 04:32:00 PM »
@Paul, are you the guy from the Rec Club?

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