WATCH | Water, water everywhere: From 'Day Zero' to overflowing Cape dams in two years

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The winter rains of 2020 have filled many Western Cape dams close to full - like Theewaterskloof Dam. (Image: Murray Williams, News24)
The winter rains of 2020 have filled many Western Cape dams close to full - like Theewaterskloof Dam. (Image: Murray Williams, News24)

Thirty months ago, Cape Town was staring down the barrel at a potential "Day Zero" – in danger of becoming the first major city in the world to run out of water.

But fast-forward to spring 2020 – and the difference could not be more stark: More than a dozen major dams are now overflowing, or are poised to do so.

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