Toti river breaches

2015-09-02 06:00
Standing waves, two to three metres high, slowly work their way upstream as the bank is scoured away.
Photos: 
Angus Pyke

Standing waves, two to three metres high, slowly work their way upstream as the bank is scoured away. Photos: Angus Pyke

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TOTI Conservancy members Corinne Winson and Angus Pyke were present at the breaching of the Toti River early last week.

“The river literally formed standing waves,” Pyke said. “I was lucky to get some excellent photos of the waves as the river came down.”

Winson witnessed several breaches last week. “What impressed me the most during the first breaching, was the speed at which the breach progressed, from the narrow channel dug with spades, hands and wiggling feet, to the incredible power of the water surging out. “In fact, the preferred closing and natural breaching has taken place thrice.”

Toti Conservancy members are always on the lookout for interesting natural events in and around Amanzimtoti. Regular reports of interesting items can be found on the social media page of Toti Conservancy on Facebook. - Brabra d’Engle

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