Tag Archives: Drought

Kouga dam is full!

Pictures of the Kouga dam on 12 June 2011.

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Storm activity over Nelson Mandela Bay area

31 May 2011, 8:17

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Hydraulic Fracturing planning in the Karoo

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, has been used since the 1950s to stimulate oil and gas wells. The process involves pumping a sand-laden slurry into a well and subjecting it to enough pressure that the rocks in the productive formation fracture, … Continue reading

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Rain-making lasers could trigger showers on demand

Lasers that stimulate condensation may help to induce rain artificially. Zeeya Merali Make rain while the laser shines.J-P. Wolf / University of Geneva   The rain dance is getting a twenty-first-century revamp using laser technology. Optical physicists have demonstrated that … Continue reading

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Saving Water in industry

by Michelle Hardy-Berrington – Business Link Magazine Wastage of water by business is both antisocial in times of drought and a waste of money. Business Link has uncovered the following hints to help save water and improve the bottom line: … Continue reading

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Rainfall in Eastern Cape

Daily Rainfall over South Africa to the nearest mm Preliminary 24-hour rainfall data ending at 08:00 on the 2010-04-01 Rainfall in whole mm   EASTERN CAPE ALIWAL-NORTH PLAATKOP 10 CAPE ST FRANCIS 04 EAST LONDON WO 10 ELLIOT 08 JAMESTOWN … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela Bay declared a drought disaster area!

NELSON Mandela Bay was declared a drought disaster area yesterday, allowing the city to apply for R1.6-billion in emergency funding to tackle the crisis. As supply dam levels continued to fall to just 36% of capacity and warnings were sounded … Continue reading

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