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Story Publication logo August 30, 2018

Cape Town Water Crisis: A Timeline

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Residents collect water from a makeshift and unregulated water source at Springs Way. Image by Jacqueline Flynn. South Africa, 2018.
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Cape Town, South Africa, has saved its 3.7 million citizens from becoming very thirsty—for now. What...

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The Berg River in April 2018, normally a rushing river and a main water supply to the city of Cape Town. Image by Jacqueline Flynn. South Africa, 2018.
The Berg River in April 2018, normally a rushing river and a main water supply to the city of Cape Town. Image by Jacqueline Flynn. South Africa, 2018.

What were the first signs of a looming water crisis in Cape Town? What restrictions were placed on residents? And how did Capetonians reduce their water consumption?

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