DID YOU KNOW?
Cape Town currently has seven dams in the area supplying water to the metro. The availability of clean drinking water from Table Mountain is the reason Cape Town was established as a port city and trade route centuries ago, while the river in Platteklip Gorge and springs in Oranjezicht were the first water sources.
Supplies water to
Alien Invasive Vegetation
Invasive alien trees that have spread through large parts of our country consume more than 7% of South Africa’s available water resources. In some catchments, this can be as high as 20%.
Climate change is predicted to exacerbate risks associated with water scarcity and quality. Models show that the western parts of the country will receive less rain, whereas the central and eastern areas will receive more variable rainfall with more intense rainfall events.
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