Sunday, February 14, 2010

Water crisis

While the rest of the country has had wide spread flooding over the last month or so, the parts of the Eastern Cape and Southern Cape, including Port Elizabeth and environs, are in the mids of the worst drought in 150 years. In some areas the situation has entered crisis proportions. Some towns has just about run out of water. Farmers are really struggling and the summer fruit in the Langkloof will be way under par this year. Here in Port Elizabeth we have very strict water restrictions and if we don't get any significant rain our dams will be dry by October.

1 comment:

  1. We are having a similar problem. All of 'our snow' is falling on the Mid-Atlantic Coast. We may be out of water too by August if the snow doesn't pick up here in Colorado.......

    For all those who don't believe the climate is changing?