Posts Tagged ‘rain’

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Dongas, Erosion, & Ecosystem Health

Donga is Afrikaans for a gully created by erosion, which is a growing environmental problem in South Africa and around the world.

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Gecko Trail Into the Nuy River Gorge

The Gecko Trail is an amphibious route into the Nuy River Gorge, and due to three days of near-constant rain, its river crossings beckoned the full force of raging water against mountain.

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Freshwater Catchment

8% of South Africa’s land accounts for 50% of its surface water — its freshwater catchments like those the Cape Fold that provide life to everything around them.

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Clouds Before Storms

I look through the rocks and bush to find a way through, look up to check my position against the mountain ahead, and look behind to the clouds filling the sky… looking back is what scares me, even with the sun bright in the sky.