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Water in Cape Town
« on: June 17, 2017, 12:57:46 PM »
After the past weeks rain in the region, articles I red recon the dam levels are up 2-3%

Took a drive this morning via Grabouw to Villiers back road to Franshoek.
Situation stil grim.....



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Re: Water in Cape Town
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2017, 01:35:03 PM »
Nice pics.  The water collection into storage dams continues several weeks after rain has fallen.  We are promised 100% rain for Monday and further during the week ahead.  My roof collection system has filled a 5000 litre tank to the brim already

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Re: Water in Cape Town
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2017, 03:45:24 PM »
Gonna need a lot of rain to make an impact. I also passed the Steenbras today and it is still very empty.
I caught the back end of a radio interview earlier this week where a local Prof said that of you take the capacity of the Steenbras and consider the square meterage of the catchment area, you need 1,6m (1600mm) of rain over the entire catchment area to fill the dam. That takes into consideration the water that also seeps into the ground.

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Re: Water in Cape Town
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2017, 09:05:09 AM »
No matter how much we get , unless its a biblical deluge ,  next summer will still be a disaster .. I think we can expect level 2/3 restrictions for the next few years.
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Re: Water in Cape Town
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2017, 12:57:23 PM »
There is no denying it, we're in for a water lean few years.  Everyone is just going to have to adapt.

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Re: Water in Cape Town
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2017, 02:49:19 PM »
Yep, have to agree with you guys. Add to that the constant inflow of people to the Western Cape it is going to to get tough.
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Re: Water in Cape Town
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2017, 03:24:58 PM »
It seems I am not the only one struggling to get my head around the idea that it won't be for a few years. This is the pattern of the rest of our lives.

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Re: Water in Cape Town
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2017, 02:59:57 PM »
Free state having same problems. I have gone the dry garden route and try to design and plan it in such a way to handle the dry weather.
Bath water and washing machine water is used to water the plants currently.
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