After an extended period of drought in the Klein Karoo, residents living in the Oudtshoorn area are filled with delight as much-needed rains have brought relief to the small town allowing rivers to flow for the first time in months.

Thanks to the bountiful rains received over the weekend dam levels in the area were boosted significantly.

“The dam level at that stage has risen from 39.7% on Friday to just over 43% and water is still flowing in strongly into the dam,” said Chris Swart, senior manager for water and sewer from the Oudtshoorn Municipality.

The Municipal Technical Department recorded rainfall of about 55mm at the Raubenheimer dam’s catchment area and over 77mm in other areas.

Locals took to Facebook to share their joy as well as video of the overflowing rivers and plentiful waterfalls.

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