Ithemba elisha ngeWest Coast Vlei ngemuva kwesomiso seminyaka eyisikhombisa

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Eminyakeni eyisikhombisa edlule isomiso sinciphise amanzi agcwele ukuphila ase-Verlorenvlei ogwini oluseNtshonalanga aba idlanzana lamachibi anobuthi.

Manje ngenxa yokuna kwemvula eningi kulo nyaka, i-vlei okuyigugu lezinto eziphilayo ezahlukahlukene, indawo ebalulekile emhlabeni wonke yokongiwa kwamanzi kanye nensiza yamanzi ebalulekile yabantu nezilwane – ekugcineni inamanzi amaningi.

Futhi kungase kube nezindaba ezinhle ezengeziwe nge-vlei.

NgoLwesithathu ngomhlaka-26 kuNtulikazi uhlelo lweminyaka emibili yokuthuthukisa ingxenye ebalulekile yokuphatha ikusasa le-vlei – ukubeka “indawo yokulondoloza imvelo”, inani kanye nekhwalithi yamanzi adingekayo ukuze kugcinwe uhlelo esimweni semvelo esinempilo – luzofinyelela kuvuthondaba nge-workshop e-Leipoldtville.

Ukunqunywa kwendawo ebekiwe kuyisidingo esisemthethweni kuzo zonke izinhlaka ezinkulu zamanzi kodwa leli thuluzi lokuphatha elibalulekile belingekho e-Verlorenvlei exhashazwe kakhulu.

Sekuphele amashumi eminyaka abalondolozi bemvelo, ososayensi kanye nabanye abasebenzisi be-vlei bekhuthaza ukwethulwa kwayo.

Ngakho-ke umhlangano wangoLwesithathu ungamemezela isivumelwano sokwabelana ngamanzi phakathi kwabazuzi abakhulu: ezolimo (abalimi), omasipala (imiphakathi), kanye nesigodi ngokwaso. Kodwa ukuze kuzuzwe isisombululo esifanelekile kuzodingeka ukuthi kube nokubambisana okubalulekile phakathi kwazo zonke izinhlangothi futhi umphumela awuqinisekisiwe.

Labo abahamba phambili kwezokongiwa kwe-vlei bahlanganisa iqembu le-Friends of Verlorenvlei.

Yasungulwa ngokusemthethweni ngoMfumfu ngo-2019 uFelicity Strange nozakwabo uNick Taylor ababone izinguquko ezishintshayo ze-vlei

selokhu yasuka ogwini eminyakeni engu-19 edlule.

Iphuzu eliphansi – ngokwezwi nezwi nangokomfanekiso – bekuyi-“Day Zero” ngomhlaka-17 kuNtulikazi ngo-2017 lapho imitha yezinga lamanzi loMnyango wezokuhlaliswa kwabantu, amanzi nokuthuthwa kwendle ezingeni lamanzi elidlulele ku-zero obhalisiwe we-vlei. Lokhu kwaba imiphumela iminyaka eminingana.

Esithombeni esingenhla: Kunamanzi e-Verlorenvlei ngemuva kweminyaka eyisikhombisa yesomiso. Kodwa ikusasa le-vlei lincike emhlanganweni obalulekile ozoba kuleli sonto

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