n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Towards improved water security and resilience : Cape Town’s water strategy - urban and rural engineering

Volume 2019 Number 9
  • ISSN : 1021-2000


Recovering from drought

Cape Town may be emerging from a 1-in-590-year drought event as a result of better rainfall, assisted by reduced water use. Rainfall in 2018 was much better than in the three previous years, but still below average. Close to the end of 2019’s rainy season, runoff from rainfall is much less than average, indicating that the drought is persisting.

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