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Namibia to ease water restrictions as water utility declares worst drought over

Christian Fernsby |
Namibia's water utility Namwater declared yesterday that the country's worst drought in more than 100 years is now over.

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Topics: NAMIBIA    WATER   

NamWater CEO Abraham Nehemia told Xinhua that water use restrictions currently in place in the nation's capital Windhoek would be relaxed.

The drought came to an end thanks to the recent good rainfall received in the three main supply dams feeding water to the central areas, including Windhoek.

The Southwest African nation is a semi-arid country, with the lowest average rainfall in the Southern African region and frequent occurrences of drought.

"The drought is over for now, but because of environmental demand, the water might go fast," Nehemia said.

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