The severe drought that has been hitting South Africa during 2016 has been quite visible even in the Western Cape. The Theewaterskloof dam is extremely low water levels - filled at about 30% of capacity. #water #drought #westerncape #southafrica #theewaterskloofdam

The severe drought that has been hitting South Africa during 2016 has been quite visible even in the Western Cape. The Theewaterskloof dam is extremely low water levels - filled at about of capacity.

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16% usable water left in our dams in the Western Cape.  Please pray for us that God provides abundant rain.🙏💦✝️ https://fb-s-a-a.akamaihd.net/h-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/17457732_10155148410568103_3463752200110617121_n.jpg?oh=59098c28be8668d094a4d3cb25a7391e&oe=595E5C82&__gda__=1502960250_5a7a465351fde5f5c2d2998adff8337e

16% usable water left in our dams in the Western Cape. Please pray for us that God provides abundant rain.🙏💦✝️ https://fb-s-a-a.akamaihd.net/h-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/17457732_10155148410568103_3463752200110617121_n.jpg?oh=59098c28be8668d094a4d3cb25a7391e&oe=595E5C82&__gda__=1502960250_5a7a465351fde5f5c2d2998adff8337e

Dam levels update: How do levels compare to 2016? Absolutely terrifying.  There is still a massive cause for concern, latest levels 27.3%. https://www.thesouthafrican.com/dam-levels-update-how-do-levels-compare-to-2016/

The latest dam levels aren't looking promising. The Western Cape continues to face a severe water crisis and summer is heading closer.

Theewaterskloof dam reveal treasures from our past

Theewaterskloof dam reveal treasures from our past

Watch: Heartbreaking aerial footage of the 'empty' Theewaterskloof dam  The damage has been done... https://www.thesouthafrican.com/watch-heartbreaking-aerial-footage-of-the-empty-theewaterskloof-dam-video/

The Western Cape is in a serious drought. Latest pictures from the Theewaterskloof dam are pretty shocking, especially as the end of winter nears.

This picture shows the banks of the Theewaterskloof Dam, as the Western Cape is gripped by drought. The province's average dam level stands at just over 36%.  At this time last year, dams were 62% full.  Opperman says a significant reduction in food production is expected.  “We have also seen that in the Ceres area we have vegetable crops, 80% less potatoes planted, 50% less onions. The effect on that area alone on unemployment is R40 million just for the first phase. We are running into a…

This picture shows the banks of the Theewaterskloof Dam, as the Western Cape is gripped by drought. The province's average dam level stands at just over 36%. At this time last year, dams were 62% full. Opperman says a significant reduction in food production is expected. “We have also seen that in the Ceres area we have vegetable crops, 80% less potatoes planted, 50% less onions. The effect on that area alone on unemployment is R40 million just for the first phase. We are running into a…

The worst drought in a century in the Western Cape has led to a large field of ‘ghost vines’ reappearing

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The Eastern Cape is in trouble too.  Here is the Kouga Dam at 14%.  Photo Andrew Glaum

The Eastern Cape is in trouble too. Here is the Kouga Dam at 14%. Photo Andrew Glaum


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