No immediate relief for Gaborone Dam

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River waters breached Notwane Dam and began flowing into Gaborone Dam on December 18, 2013. When the rains ended that season, Gaborone Dam had gained a paltry two percent. This year, Notwane Dam is yet to overflow and despite the rains within its catchment area, Gaborone Dam is yet to receive any inflows. Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI, reports

Along its catchment area and extending into South Africa through the South East District, approximately 200 smaller dams, many of which are located on private holdings, feed Gaborone Dam.

Of the smaller dams, none is as significant psychologically as Notwane Dam, which lies a few kilometres upstream of the larger dam.  Thirsty residents of Greater Gaborone with a more than passing knowledge of the catchment area know to watch developments at Notwane Dam for any sign of inflows into Gaborone Dam.

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