The Okavango Delta is fed by the Kavango River from catchments in the Cuando-Cubango basin and flows past Rundu in Namibia before arriving at the head of the Okavango Delta. Flow levels at Rundu give an excellent indication of future water levels in the delta. As of 10 January the reading was is 5.51m over 1m above normal for this time of the year.
Kavango River flows are still increasing and are expected to rise due to good rains received in their head-water catchments within. Local rainfall within the delta have also been heavy in contrast to earlier in the rainy season.