Local video blogger Adam Spires has just released a new video that really highlights how severe our water crisis is.

Adam visits Theewaterskloof Dam near Villiersdorp, one of the largest reservoirs of drinking water for the Mother City, and takes us to the frontline of the drought, where a chilling picture is created about how badly the effects are being felt. The drone footage which follows paints the bleakest picture.

Take a look.

Photography Adam Spires / Joshua Roode

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Justin Williams is a born-and-bred Capetonian with a flair for writing. His icons include the late South African authors Lawrence Green, Eric Rosenthal and T.V. Bulpin, literary figures who continuously inspire him to cover the avenues of lifestyle, travel and nature in a local context. When he's not covering a story, Justin can be found in the mountains - he's a renowned wild food forager and herbalism student.