Posts Tagged ‘Water crises’

Save water this summer

November 1, 2017

Residents are reminded that water restrictions are in place in all Kouga towns.

At present, the dams that feed Kouga with water are only at 30 % capacity, with little prospect of major rainfall over the hot and dry summer months.

The Churchill dam is at 13, 58 % of capacity, while the Impofu dam is at 51,71 %.

The Kouga dam is at a mere 13 % of capacity, with farmers having to cut water consumption by 60 %. This has a knock on effect on job and food security.

The Loerie dam is almost full at 90 % but is a small dam and doesnt materially impact the overall water crises facing Kouga.

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