More rain needed to ward off drought

2017-02-01 06:03

The Karee Dam is completely dry, leaving residents in the area without fresh drinking water.

The dam, located in the Pixley ka Seme District Muni­cipality, is a cause for concern, the Department of Water and Sanitation said.

“The department is concerned about the level of water at the Karee Dam, which is at 0%.

“The water, supplied to the residents of Calvinia by seven boreholes, should be sufficient during this period,” said Amogelang Moholoeng, the department’s spokesperson.

The dam’s inability to supply residents and farmers with water for their daily living creates a major problem. However, according to Moholoeng, the levels of other dams and rivers have improved following recent rainfall.

People affected by the drought are praying for more rain to remedy the dire situation.

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