The Highs and Lows of the Batanghari River

This picture was taken on August 28, 2013. It is the Batanghari River, with the WTC Mall / Hypermart Dept. Store. The picture also shows the construction taking place on the foot bridge that is currently being built across the river.

This picture was taken on August 28, 2013.
It is the Batanghari River, with the WTC Mall / Hypermart Dept. Store. The picture also shows the construction taking place on the foot bridge that is currently being built across the river.

During the last year we took monthly pictures of the Batanghari River, observing its levels in the City of Jambi.

We assembled the pictures in the below video. From the pictures it’s obvious to see that the peak of the rainy season is February and the peak of the dry season is August-September.

During Feb. 2013 the flooding in parts of the city, as well in upstream areas was quite severe.

You can read the following articles we wrote about the Batanghari River, and watch the accompanying videos with the following links:

This is the lowest we ever have seen the level of the Batanghari River. The picture shows the foundation of the WTC Mall / Hypermart Dept. store, which is partly built over the river.

Picture taken on Sept. 11, 2012
This is the lowest we ever have seen the level of the Batanghari River. The picture shows the foundation of the WTC Mall / Hypermart Dept. store, which is partly built over the river.

This is the highest we've ever seen the level of the Batanghari River. There was flooding taking place at this time. The building is that of the WTC Mall / Hypermart Dept. Store in the City of Jambi.

Picture taken on Feb. 20, 2013
This is the highest we’ve ever seen the level of the Batanghari River. There was flooding taking place at this time. The building is that of the WTC Mall / Hypermart Dept. Store.

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This is a Video We Made of the

Batanghari River Levels

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