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Low rainfall a worry for Cape agriculture sector

The current water situation in the Cape could leave the agriculture sector high and dry in coming months.

FILE: Despite sporadic rainfall, it hasn’t been enough. Picture: Freeimages.com

CAPE TOWN - Agri Wes-Cape says the Western Cape's current water situation could leave the agriculture sector high and dry in coming months.

Despite the sporadic rainfall it hasn't been enough.

#WCDams The downpours since the start of winter has not been enough to fill the province's reservoirs to one hundred percent capacity. MM

The organisation's Carl Opperman says although there is concern among farmers, they are not panicking yet.

#WCDams Agri-Wes Cape's Carl Opperman says reservoirs should be filled to 100% during winter to maintain water resources for summer season.

"Some of our dams has increased over the last few weeks, but we're not in a situation where we can say we're comfortable with the dam levels. We've got full dam capacity to take us through the summer."