Theewaterskloof Reservoir, South Africa

Satellite image showing the reservoir depletion.

Detailed Description

A three-year drought is threatening to cause city officials in Cape Town, South Africa, to shut off the tap water. The growing city of nearly 4 million relies mostly on reservoirs for its water supply. While drought is part of the cause of the current crisis, an increasing population is also straining water resources.

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Image Dimensions: 1200 x 331

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Lat / Long: -34.037646000000 / 19.211933000000

Location Taken: ZA

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