This used to be a town dam, with water as far as you could see. Now there’s nothing except a dark stain in the centre where the last water dried into mud shards.

view of the dry dam

Careless owners of cattle and horses have left their animals to graze next to the dry dam and they are getting desperate for water.

more dry dam

One, more thirsty and unlucky than the rest, was caught in the last mud puddle and couldn’t get out.

dead cattle at the dam

Here’s how it used to look –

Dam Dies I