Circular cultivated areas along Crocodile River

Circular cultivated areas along Crocodile River


26/03/2019 2:06 pm


contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO


Captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission, this image shows circular cultivated areas in farms next to the Crocodile River in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. Farmers growing sugar cane and fresh fruit take water from the river to irrigate their crops, leaving less for those people living downstream. In response to severe water shortages, the South African government passed the National Water Act of 1998, which is intended to restrict the amount of water farmers use for irrigation. 

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