Blog 13 July 2012

 
News Updates today in St Francis Bay

Today marks the last Friday the 13th of this year.  Stay safe and keep warm, its the perfect weather to cuddle up on the couch with your loved ones and watch those movies you've just not had the time to watch.

So far although there is a lot of rain, all in St Francis Bay seems fine (other than bitterly cold).  Precausions have been anticipated where sand has been bulldozed to corner off any extra flow of rain, at the top of Harbour Road, the sand bags on the bridge secure and no other warnings broadcasted in St Francis Bay or Disaster Managements.  This is natural disaster weather broadcast and its fantastic to see the community, municipal and Links pull together in ensuring the least possible treat to our beautiful area.  Well done St Francis Bay!

1.  ST FRANCIS BAY CHRONICLE IMAGES POSTED COURTESY OF ROLAND PEACOCK OF ST FRANCIS LINKS

St Francis Chronicle spoke to St Francis Links CEO, Jeff Cluase this afternoon about flood waters and the water course, quoted from her site (http://stfrancischronicle.com/2012/07/12/how-rain-and-flood-water-is-captured-at-the-links-fortifications-for-the-sand-river-bridge) :

According to Clause and as these photos illustrate, rain and storm water from the big wetland area behind the Dunes flows to the Links where it is kept instead of it just flowing down the hill along the R330 to the entrance of St Francis Bay and onto the St Francis Bay Golf Course.

When possible. the Links is required to allow natural water to pass until its dams are full. Then, the Links is allowed to stop the flow from the back and detour it to the left though an earthen canal (constructed after the 2007 flooding). Ground water that runs down the R330 road is captured this way (up to 80% of the water flowing) and pumped back to the top.

If the capacity exceeds the Links’ pumping ability overflows and goes across the R330 on the taxi side. Currently no water is overflowing.

The water that is channelled away at the top is soaked away in the catchments/ dams – or in extreme conditions it is merged with the water that comes through the Links from the west.

The following photos were taken on 2 July by Roland Peacock – Pilot, Herman Pieterson

St Francis Bay Golf Club on July 6th 2012 – after heavy rains

Aerial view of the irrigation dams (fully intact) between the 13th , 14th and 15th holes – After nearly 300mm

Deforestation

Earthen canal constructed to detour heavy falls from the west


Build up of water

2.  ANOTHER WINNER IN THE BAY OFFICE


Sian Hamilton-Browne of Bay Estates won 2 tickets (valued at R400 each) to the 5FM Music Festival Billabong Pro through the Milkwood Speaks.  Braving the wind and rain, those tickets will be used and enjoyed.  A big thank you to Johan Dippenaar of the Milkwood Speaks and 5Fm.  Sian is the second person in the office to win a prize this week.  Yesterday Brendon Lahana won a A1 print from Simon Edwards Photography of his choice of area photograph.  It comes in threes... hold thumbs!

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