Barrage is kept at the same level pretty much all the time. This time, there was a LOT of rain in the barrage reservoir catchment area.Can anyone tell me why barrage outflow picked up for this past rain event but it didn't for the previous ones?
Why would they let that water go?
That's the long-term consequence of building ever-more dams in drought-prone regions. We have already reached those limits in several river basins (in SA and worldwide). Some years may receive good outflows, in others almost nothing reaches the sea.Water not being let out of the dams upstream to flow all the way to the coast.