Post Tagged with: "drought"

Atlantis to boost City’s Water Supplies

Atlantis to boost City’s Water Supplies

27th November 2017 at 9:47 am 0 comments

No need to be perturbed if you live near an aquifer and you see a helicopter flying overhead with something resembling a wagon wheel hanging from it. The helicopter is busy conducting a survey of the City’s aquifers and the ‘wagon wheel’ is a measuring device. The survey of theRead More

City’s Guidelines for Water Rationing

City’s Guidelines for Water Rationing

24th October 2017 at 11:13 am 0 comments

Dam storage levels are at 38,5%, with useable water at 28,5%. Consumption is at 585 million litres of collective usage per day, says the City of Cape Town.   Due to the critical nature of available water supply, all water users across the metro must expect water rationing which couldRead More

Water Crisis: Emergency Schemes

Water Crisis: Emergency Schemes

21st March 2017 at 8:19 am 0 comments

The City of Cape Town announced yesterday that dam levels have dropped to 28,6%. This is 1,4% down from a week ago. With the last 10% of a dam’s water mostly not being useable, dam levels are effectively at about 18,6 % of usable water – with approximately 103 daysRead More

Drought: Local Disaster Declared

Drought: Local Disaster Declared

6th March 2017 at 7:13 pm 0 comments

The City’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, declared a local disaster in terms of Section 55 of the Disaster Management Act on Friday. 113 Days of useable water As of today, 6 March 2017, dam levels have dropped to 31,5%, which is 1,6% down from a week ago. With theRead More

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Drought hits Wine Farms

18th June 2016 at 2:35 pm 0 comments

Savor the flavor of this year’s wine harvest, because it was come by the hard way. Wine farms have been affected by drought, and my favorite, Groote Post, here on the West Coast, was not exempted. Groote Post hails back to 1808, but this year will probably go down inRead More

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