2019 Drought Raises Climate Changes Concern Over Victoria Falls

The drought that ravaged Zimbabwe in 2019 has raised serious concerns over the effects of climate changes on the country’s biggest tourist attraction The Standard reports.

Victoria Falls water levels reached an all-time low in 2019, a development that has raised some serious concerns as visitors have reportedly declined according to the craft vendor who spoke to the publication:

In previous years, when it gets dry, it’s not to this extent. This (is) our first experience of seeing it like this It affects us, because… clients … can see on the Internet (that the falls are low) …. We don’t have so many tourists.

A hashtag it’s not dry on twitter has started but it has done nothing to quell the videos that are circulating showing the falls. 

More: The Standard

 

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4 comments on “2019 Drought Raises Climate Changes Concern Over Victoria Falls

  1. The reason for the story about the dry Falls is a sinister story put out by some disgruntled folk in this country. Yes, the Zambezi River is low, yeas the Falls do not have water over the full width. The reason for low numbers of tourists is the ‘October/November/mid December Low’, which happens every year. the numbers/arrivals are low because of the non-democratic behavior of our politicians in this country.

  2. I do footage of the falls every week, today I took some time to compare October, November and December footages since 2017. I also wanted to see how much time do we transform from dry to wet season. Here are my findings, in 2017, about this time of the year the water levels were high than 2018 and 2019 but on the 19th of December 2018, the water levels were lower than 9 December 2018 based on the flow which is already building after the Horseshoe.
    Noted also was that from 19 December 2018 the worst year according to my stock footage it only took up the 3rd of December to have the curtain covering almost every view point.

    My conclusion is that the Falls are not at its worst dry season ever since they were documented.

  3. I do footage of the falls every week, today I took some time to compare October, November and December footages since 2017. I also wanted to see how much time do we transform from dry to wet season. Here are my findings, in 2017, about this time of the year the water levels were high than 2018 and 2019 but on the 19th of December 2018, the water levels were lower than 9 December 2019 based on the flow which is already building after the Horseshoe.
    Noted also was that from 19 December 2018 the worst year according to my stock footage it only took up the 3rd of December to have the curtain covering almost every view point.

    My conclusion is that the Falls are not at its worst dry season ever since they were documented.

  4. I do footage of the falls every week, today I took some time to compare October, November and December footages since 2017. I also wanted to see how much time do we transform from dry to wet season. Here are my findings, in 2017, about this time of the year the water levels were high than 2018 and 2019 but on the 19th of December 2018, the water levels were lower than 9 December 20189 based on the flow which is already building after the Horseshoe.
    Noted also was that from 19 December 2018 the worst year according to my stock footage it only took up the 3rd of January 2019 to have the curtain covering almost every view point.

    My conclusion is that the Falls are not at its worst dry season ever since they were documented.

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