A beloved coastal city on the southern tip of Africa is just months divided from using out of fresh water.
Cape Town is fast removal its remaining water resources, and shortly its biggest dam, the Theewatersklooof, will be bone dry.
Some residents have started coming up with new ways to meet their water needs as the segment struggles by its third year of drought. Many who can means to do so have started digging private backyard wells. Others are carrying mammillae to internal breweries, where beer-makers have begun to share the open water they routinely use to make some-more manly drinks.
Those efforts seem to be working, at slightest a little. The city recently pushed back it’s “Day Zero” aim from Apr to May, and then again from May to June, which means the roughly 4 million Capetonians will have another two months of using water before the city’s reservoirs get so low that many taps will be close off.
But the dams are still draining, and with no estimable rainfall in the forecast, time is using out. This collection of aerial photos shows how the predicament has unfolded.