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Cape Town Nearing 'Day Zero': Pics of Disappearing Reservoirs

World | Reuters | March 22, 2018, 8:30 am
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 Sand blows across a submerged area at Theewaterskloof dam near Cape Town, South Africa. The dam, which supplies most of Cape Town's potable water, is currently dangerously low as the city faces

Sand blows across a submerged area at Theewaterskloof dam near Cape Town, South Africa. The dam, which supplies most of Cape Town's potable water, is currently dangerously low as the city faces "Day Zero", the point at which taps will be shut down across the city. (Image: Reuters)

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 The Theewaterskloof dam, which supplies most of Cape Town's potable water is seen from above near Villiersdorp, South Africa. (Image: Reuters)

The Theewaterskloof dam, which supplies most of Cape Town's potable water is seen from above near Villiersdorp, South Africa. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man carries a bucket used to collect water from a small roadside spring in Cape Town, South Africa. (Image: Reuters)

A man carries a bucket used to collect water from a small roadside spring in Cape Town, South Africa. (Image: Reuters)

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 After two years of drought, concerns are growing around agriculture as the city faces

After two years of drought, concerns are growing around agriculture as the city faces "Day Zero", the point at which taps will be shut down across the city as dams run dry. In this photo, Vineyards are seen near Cape Town. (Image: Reuters)

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 Rainwater gathers on plants in Cape Town, South Africa. Despite some winter rainfall dams are running dangerously low following the worst drought in a century in the region. The city has imposed severe water restrictions in an attempt to avert a major water crisis. (Image: Reuters)

Rainwater gathers on plants in Cape Town, South Africa. Despite some winter rainfall dams are running dangerously low following the worst drought in a century in the region. The city has imposed severe water restrictions in an attempt to avert a major water crisis. (Image: Reuters)

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 Newlands swimming pool lies empty in Cape Town, South Africa. The city has closed many of its public swimming pools and has imposed severe water restrictions in an attempt to avert a major water crisis. (Image: Reuters)

Newlands swimming pool lies empty in Cape Town, South Africa. The city has closed many of its public swimming pools and has imposed severe water restrictions in an attempt to avert a major water crisis. (Image: Reuters)

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 A plant grows between cracked mud in a normally submerged area at Theewaterskloof dam near Cape Town, South Africa. (Image: Reuters)

A plant grows between cracked mud in a normally submerged area at Theewaterskloof dam near Cape Town, South Africa. (Image: Reuters)

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 The remains of a fish lie amongst cracked mud seen at Theewaterskloof dam near Cape Town, South Africa. (Image: Reuters)

The remains of a fish lie amongst cracked mud seen at Theewaterskloof dam near Cape Town, South Africa. (Image: Reuters)

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 The children's section of Trafalgar swimming pool lies empty in Cape Town, South Africa. The city has closed many of its public swimming pools and has imposed severe water restrictions in an attempt to avert a major water crisis. (Image: Reuters)

The children's section of Trafalgar swimming pool lies empty in Cape Town, South Africa. The city has closed many of its public swimming pools and has imposed severe water restrictions in an attempt to avert a major water crisis. (Image: Reuters)

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 A pipe used to pump water lies in the polluted Kuils river in Cape Town, South Africa. (Image: Reuters)

A pipe used to pump water lies in the polluted Kuils river in Cape Town, South Africa. (Image: Reuters)

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 Fields of harvested wheat are seen near Cape Town, South Africa. After two years of drought, concerns are growing around agriculture as the city faces

Fields of harvested wheat are seen near Cape Town, South Africa. After two years of drought, concerns are growing around agriculture as the city faces "Day Zero", the point at which taps will be shut down across the city as dams run dry. (Image: Reuters)

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 A dried out wicket is seen at a cricket pitch in Cape Town, South Africa. Without water, the wickets are considered dangerous to players. All club and school cricket matches has been cancelled as the city attempts to avert a major water crisis. (Image: Reuters)

A dried out wicket is seen at a cricket pitch in Cape Town, South Africa. Without water, the wickets are considered dangerous to players. All club and school cricket matches has been cancelled as the city attempts to avert a major water crisis. (Image: Reuters)

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 The Theewaterskloof dam, which supplies most of Cape Town's potable water is seen from above near Villiersdorp, South Africa. (Image: Reuters)

The Theewaterskloof dam, which supplies most of Cape Town's potable water is seen from above near Villiersdorp, South Africa. (Image: Reuters)

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 Clothing hangs above a communal tap in Khayelitsha township, near Cape Town, South Africa. Despite some winter rainfall dams are running dangerously low following the worst drought in a century in the region. (Image: Reuters)

Clothing hangs above a communal tap in Khayelitsha township, near Cape Town, South Africa. Despite some winter rainfall dams are running dangerously low following the worst drought in a century in the region. (Image: Reuters)

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 Rainwater flows down off Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain, South Africa. Despite some winter rainfall dams are running dangerously low following the worst drought in a century in the region. The city has imposed severe water restrictions in an attempt to avert a major water crisis. (Image: Reuters)

Rainwater flows down off Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain, South Africa. Despite some winter rainfall dams are running dangerously low following the worst drought in a century in the region. The city has imposed severe water restrictions in an attempt to avert a major water crisis. (Image: Reuters)

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