Vaal dam runs dry

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17 August 2016 - Water levels in Vaal Dam are running dangerously low.

DENEYSVILLE, Free State - The Water and Sanitation Department has warned South Africans to use water sparingly.

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The department says one of the country&39;s main water supplies, the Vaal Dam, is about 34-percent full.

That&39;s the lowest it’s been in years.

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Boats have been removed because the water is so shallow.

Officials say they haven&39;t declared a water crisis, but they&39;re hoping for a good rainy season.

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