Fonteinbos dam

The dam in the Fonteinbos reserve, just outside Aberdeen, was an arid wilderness at the end of November, when some members of the local Leiwater Action Group went to inspect the area.

Below the dam wall, a stagnant pool, full of reeds, was the only water to be seen.

Last week, after the magnificent rain that had fallen (53cm on a local farm), some of the group went back to the reserve to see what effect the rain had had.

The previously dry dam bed was now covered with an expanse of water, and a large expanse of (very muddy) water could be seem below the dam wall.

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