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Cape Town Introduces New Mascot To Bring Attention To Water Shortage Crisis


South Africa's Western Cape Province has been experiencing a drought for the last three years. The extreme conditions have pushed Cape Town to a crisis point. Africa News reports that the city has instituted level 6B water restrictions. This means every person is rationed to a little over 13 gallons per day.

It was initially reported that the city would be completely out of water by April 1st, but some light rain extended the estimated deadline to June 4th. It wasn't nearly enough to refill the city's dams, however.