Could alien tree clearing near dams a be solution to saving water?

31 January 2019 

Cape Town is losing 50 billion litres of water every year to thirsty alien trees surrounding the region’s supply dams - equivalent to two months’ water supply effectively going down the drain.

For those who doubt the hydrological models that have come up with this figure, there will soon be hard evidence from flow meters that will be set up before the end of February in the seven most important catchment areas, according to Louise Stafford, director of the South Africa Water Funds Programme of the international conservation organisation, The Nature Conservancy.

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Source: 
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