There was a sense of relief in Karoo on Sunday as the drought stricken area received so much need rain water.
Karoo has been among the worst-affected part of the Western Cape during the drought period and the flashed floods received on Sunday are most welcome.
Video taken by Derek Bekker of heavy rain over Monte Christo in Hartenbos. pic.twitter.com/OM5ZvkWgqP
— Storm Report SA (@StormReportSA1) September 29, 2019
Over the weekend, flash floods and heavy rains battered the most of the Western Cape’s remote areas with some places receiving a 20mm rainfall within 30 minutes, causing streets to flood and roads to be completely blocked off.
According to Storm Report SA, Keisiesriver river in the Western Cape started flowing for the first time in 3-4 years following the torrent of rain received over the weekend.
This is a textbook flash flood in the Keisiesriver in the Western Cape yesterday. This river is flowing for the first time in 3-4 years. Video sent in by Dana Du Plessis. pic.twitter.com/VjxJ2nLmfp
— Storm Report SA (@StormReportSA1) September 30, 2019
Dams servicing the Karoo stand at just over 20% full – a number likely to change after this weekend. Nonetheless, places like Beaufort West in the Gouritz catchment will be all-too-aware that more rainfall is needed to drag them out of the doldrums.
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