It’s been rather fair-weathered these past few weeks, but late June / early July saw some serious Netflix and chill downpours.
The City of Cape Town might be talking about doing away with the 50 litres per day restrictions, but experts have made it clear that the Western Cape is nowhere close to out of the woods.
That being said, the rise and rise of the Theewaterskloof Dam levels have been heartening to watch, and you’ve probably seen a fair few videos and time-lapses of how things have improved.
It’s nice to know that NASA is still paying attention. Their graphics from back in February painted a very worrying picture, but this time around the news is far better.
The South African shared NASA’s effort, so let’s get stuck in:
— NASA Earth (@NASAEarth) July 18, 2018
I have faith in your ability to apply basic logic, so I won’t explain the light blue / dark blue mapping.
Here’s another aerial time-lapse that maps out the past nine or so months:
If you prefer to have your feet planted, this video from Cape Town Live, posted on July 4, is worth a watch:
Makes such a pleasant change from those barren, desert-like images we all saw during the height of the Day Zero panic.
Just remember that 50 litres a day is manageable, and if we’ve become accustomed to using the prescribed amount, why change now?
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