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The Samara Game Reserve in the Karoo shared a video on Twitter of rivers slowly starting to flow again after the area received 60mm of rain in one day.


Graaff-Reinet, South Africa (09 January 2020) – Prayers have been answered as rain has started falling in Graaff-Reinet and throughout the Karoo. The Samara Game Reserve shared a video of the rains that have caused rivers to start flowing again.

Organisations like Gift of the Givers and #ImStaying have been just a few that have provided aid to the drought-stricken community over the last year. The situation has been dire!

Over the past nine years, this area has received only 13 ml of rain. The severe lack of water has seen farms dry up, killing off all vegetation. This has created a lack of food for livestock and thousands of animals have died from starvation.

The communities within the Karoo have become reliant on water supplies brought in by truck. The rain has long since been forgotten but after yesterday’s rain, the community and country as a whole, are rejoicing the more substantial than usual downpour that occurred.

Take a look at some of the footage popping up online, below.

Other parts of the Karoo and the Eastern Cape have also had good rains.

Sources: Twitter via The South African
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