Some beach related activities of the 17th Conference of Parties (COP 17) have been affected. They have been delayed by a day.
Swimming also seems to be restricted :
Bart Fokkens, from the Duzi-Umgeni Conservation Trust, says large amounts of plastic debris are piled up on the Umgeni River mouth.
He says paddling and swimming in the lagoon area are not recommended either, as the water quality at this stage does not look good.
Fokkens has described the water as being a 'chocolate brown' colour.
It cannot take long, before the first "expert" statement appears in the MSM blaming global warming/climate change for the flooding and the brown water.