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“Some farmers are helping their neighbours with water. Some are spending a fortune bringing in water in tankers just to keep their orchards alive. As you drive through the valley, you can see the trees are dry. The fruit size will be affected, which means there will be an abundance of smaller fruit this season,” said Meyer.
A fellow farmer in the valley, Khaya Katoo, said he had had to drill bore-holes to supplement his water supply from the dam.