The Capital of South Africa is facing a severe drought in the wake of both climate change and shortsighted water management.
"Cape Town relies on six main reservoirs for its drinking water; together these reservoirs can store 230 billion gallons (about 870,000 megaliters) of water. After back-to-back years of severe drought, these reservoirs hold just 26 percent of that total — a level that is likely to continue dropping until the rainy season starts in May. The time lapse, captured by the Landsat-8 satellite and published by NASA’s Earth Observatory, shows Cape Town’s largest reservoir, Theewaterskloof Dam, drying to just 13 percent capacity."
Go to The Verge's website for the full story: https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/1/16961258/cape-town-reservoir-water-shortage-climate-change-drought