The close on 1,000 paddlers entered for the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon from February 14-16 can look forward to good water in the uMsindusi and uMngeni rivers for the three-day canoeing classic from Camps Drift to Blue Lagoon. ’ Good rains forecast for the early part of race week together with the carefully managed water releases from the three dams on the river system will ensure the paddlers have good river levels to get them to Durban. “It is looking great,” said KZN Canoe Union water liaison officer Kevin Trodd. “After another dry summer we are now in a position to look forward to a Dusi with good water.” Trodd confirmed that the first day and a half will have the benefit of water from Henley Dam above Pietermaritzburg, which is no longer a water supply dam, and is overflowing due to the recent rains. “That’s important because when we release the water from Henley dam it will go into a river system that has water in it from the rains, making the release from Henley far more effectiv...

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