Drought in South Africa’s Western Cape • Earth.com

Last update: October 14th, 2019 at 1:05 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at the severe drought gripping the water reservoirs of South Africa’s Western Cape.

As of the first week of November 2017, the Theewaterskloof reservoir had dropped to 27 percent capacity, while the Voëlvlei reservoir sat at 28 percent capacity.

To make matters worse, the area’s rainy season ended in September, meaning the drought conditions will not improve anytime soon.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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