Banhine In The Grip Of Drought

General
The main building of the research centre under a young baobab at the edge of the wetland. Illustrating the severe drought conditions along the main access rout from the north.
A picture of the well approximately 3m to the water surface. This water quality was good in that it was sweet if one avoided all the foreign biological matter floating in it. A hand dug well into a perched water table. This well is about 10m deep and the water is salty. Women drawing water from a 15m deep well. They had walked 23km to get to the water and had to do the same return journey. The temperature was well over 40º C.
An example of water provision and stabilisation in villages around the national park conducted by the government and NGO’s. This pump pumps in excess of 20 000 lit / day from wells.

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