Harrowing NASA time-lapse pictures of Theewaterskloof Dam drying up will give you the chills and inspire you to save even more water!

Theewaterskloof Dam Western Cape Farmers 2018

Harrowing aerial footage showing the Theewaterskloof Dam drying up is being shared on social media platforms… inspiring all South Africans to save more water.


Theewaterskloof Dam—Cape Town’s largest reservoir, which provides roughly half of the city’s water — has dried to just 13 percent capacity after three years of drought.

The NASA aerial view of the crisis from space was first reported by The Verge but has been shared all over social media while giving South Africans “the chills” but also inspiring everyone to save even more water.

The images were taken since 2014 and show the water in the reservoir (in blue) slowly drying up over the last 4 years.

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Cape Town is currently battling what is said to be the worst drought in a 100 years, with Day Zero looming.

Day Zero is the day when the City will be switching off the water supply and Capetonians will have to get their daily 25-litre water ration from designated collection points.

The City has implemented level 6B water restrictions in an attempt to avoid dams running dry which means that Capetonians are now on a 50 litre a day per person ration.

It was announced last week that Day Zero has moved out to mid-May 2018 due to a decline in agricultural usage.

But the City’s Executive Deputy Mayor, Alderman Ian Neilson says Capetonians must continue reducing consumption if we are to avoid Day Zero.

“There has not been any significant decline in urban usage. All Capetonians must therefore continue to use no more than 50 litres per person per day to help stretch our dwindling supplies.”

Stor-Age Self Storage are working together with the City of Cape Town to set up national water collection points and a distribution network to aid those that are most in need in the event that day zero arrives.

Sources: The Verge | 2OceansVibe 
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