Although situated in one of the driest deserts
in the world, Oranjemund every few years or so experiences a "wet"
period. This may come in the form of the mighty Orange River overflowing
it's banks or on the odd occasion, the Cape winter cold front extends
it's reaches to the far north and hits us with a torrent of rain.
In the days before the Port Nolloth road was tarred, many a company
man would be stranded and unable to return to town due to the road
being to wet and slippery to drive on. Many a life has been lost
on that old Port road.
Below is a few photographs submitted by Les Marshall,
after a big downpour in Oranjemund during the 80's
Behind the Shopping Centre
Between the school and bakery on
CDM Water truck to pump out water.
Water outside the mess.
Oranjemund's Waterfront Shoppe!
Outside the Community Church the
The below photo's have been submitted
by Gary Gray and display the awesome power of the Orange River
in the late 70's when the Golf Club was flooded. A dyke wall was
built thereafter to protect this valuable asset.
Thanks to Les Marshall and Gary
Gray for the Images.
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