Why Cape Town's water crisis is under Control (Update)

Why Cape Town's water crisis is under Control (Update)

Published: 12. September 2018
By: Eric

In March this year we talked about Cape Town's water crisis, and what was being done to prevent a disaster from happening. Today, 6 months later, where are we now?

Is there still a danger from Cape Town becoming the first major city globally to run our of water? Oh ye of little Faith!

A quick snapshot of the current combined dam levels now compared to previous years is something to behold:

(10 September 2018)

- 2018: 69% (YES! Almost 70% full)

- 2017: 37% (Scary.....)

- 2016: 61.4% (We're even better today than 2 years ago!)

However, the most incredible change is the Theewaterskloof Dam which is has gone from desert to being a real dam again. Bear in mind that Theewaterskloof provides 40% of Cape Town's water supply. Don't believe me? Check out this cracker of a video of the change that has happened over the last few months:

At the time that this video was taken, the dam was still only 38% it's just over 50%! High Five to all cape Townians who pulled together to make this happen. Geez I love this country of ours...

So to all our overseas friends, you can come back now as everything is fine again.

Eric is the CFO of Happy Campers South Africa. He believes South Africa is the best country in the World. Although he likes to crunch the numbers, he has a passion for South African wine, sport & travel.

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