Hopes dashed for Gaborone Dam

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The Department of Metrological Services says the rainfall forecast for the rest of the season does not indicate Gaborone Dam will fill up significantly. Metrological Services acting director, Othata Mmolotsi, told journalists yesterday that the current forecast is that the dam will not be anywhere near 50 percent full at the end of the rainy season in March.

“For Gaborone Dam to fill up to 100 percent, we need very heavy pours,” he said.

“The rain we are having could not even fill half of the dam. It is highly unlikely that the dam will fill up as we are expecting a dry end to the rainy season.”

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