NOT the worst drought in 100 years.

“If the long-term rainfall records we examined are representative of general trends in our catchments, statements like “worst drought in history” or “worst drought in a century” appear to be unsubstantiated. The 1920s-30s drought (to name one) was dryer and lasted longer than the current drought (to date).”

“If Cape Town has experienced previous droughts of similar magnitude, the reasons why this particular drought is having such a dire impact seem to be first and foremost related to water demand, not rainfall.”

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