Water in Cape Town, South Africa, is on the rebound • Earth.com

Last update: October 20th, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows how the water reservoirs of Cape Town, South Africa, have recovered after massive amounts of rainfall in the last few months.

Theewaterskloof, the city’s largest reservoir, was 55 percent full in 2015 but dropped to 13 percent by January 2018 – as Cape Town braced itself to become the world’s first city to turn off water.

Heavy rainfall in April of this year has filled the main reservoir back up to 40 percent. The city will continue to keep water restrictions in place until the reservoirs are 85 percent full.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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