Yes! It’s true! I have now amassed 365 (366?) days worth of river level data, and to prove it, here’s the graph. The level peaked at 28.62 metres on 19th June (2007: 28.18m) and has now started receding, not unlike my hair. We have already lost a whole millimetre.
We now have two good months to get out on the river and mess about in our boats. By September, we’ll have lost around 4 metres, and then in September we’ll lose another 4 or more, making the igapo unnavegable, but revealing the Rio Negro’s lovely beaches.
There, now wasn’t that worth waiting for..?