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CHIRPS used to analyze Capetown water shortage
2-12-2018
Photo courtesy of The Washington Post

An article published by the Washington Post on Cape Town, South Africa and its diminishing reservoir water quantity due to climate-change induced droughts featured a season rainfall map from the Climate Hazards Group InfraRed Precipitation with Station Data (CHIRPS) dataset. Data compiled by team members of the UC Santa Barbara Climate Hazards Group display the "Wettest three month seasons in South Africa" ultimately working to prevent Day Zero, the shutting off of all tap water resources. Read more in the article here.

Theewaterskloof in 2017. (Roger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images)