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The harvest potential is the maximum amount of groundwater that can be abstracted per square kilometer per annum in South Africa without depleting the aquifers.


This was an attempt to present the safe yield of an aquifer to water resource managers in a manner similar to the yield of a river.

Why is harvest potential important?

Harvest potential gives an indication of how much groundwater can be abstracted in an area.