Western Cape dam levels inch up after downpour

The Theewaterskloof is one of six dams comprising the Western Cape Water Supply System.

As rains intensified in the Cape this week, the national Department of Water and Sanitation was hopeful that this would help the Western Cape Water Supply System (WCWWS) bounce back even further and stave off drought concerns.

“The downpours will hopefully turn around the dam levels and recharge the ground water levels of the Western Cape,” said departmental spokesperson, Sputnik Ratau.

According to the latest dam levels report, the WCWWS – which comprises Cape Town and surrounds’ six largest dams – levels are currently at 45.44% compared to 20.65% at the same time last year.

Gamka Dam, located in the Karoo, now stands at 43.63% compared to less than 10% a year ago.

Other dam levels across the province are as follows:

·         Garden Route Dam: 82.94%

·         Kwaggaskloof Dam: 20.37%

·         Bulshoek Dam: 72.47%

 

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