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Cape Town dam levels: Locals rejoice following significant increases

10/06/2019

What a difference a few downpours can make. After weeks of marginal increases, the Cape Town dam levels took a giant leap forward over the past seven days, increasing the combined volume of water in the facilities by almost 2%.

The significant rise is welcome news to the region, which had to suffer the knock-on effects of heavy rainfall last week. More than 50mm of the wet stuff fell in some areas, and parts of the Cape Flats were left underwater.

However, short-term pain could well be a long-term gain in the south-west. The Cape Town dam levels currently stand at 47.51%. There is similarly good news for the provincial system, which has chalked up a rise of 1.33% in the past week. The Western Cape dam levels currently stand at 34.93% full.

Western Cape and Cape Town dam levels for Monday 10 June

Vo lvlei dam - 55.3% (25% full in June 2018)

Bergriver Dam 71.7% (53% full in June 2018)

Theewaterskloof dam - 38.9% (20% full in June 2018)

Clanwilliam Dam 10.9% (20% full in June 2018)

Western Cape dams latest news:Anton Bredell is the Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape. He's beaming with the recoveries seen in some areas, but warned that there is still a lot that needs to improve in the province, with many farms remaining bone-dry this season:

One of the projects is the rehabilitation of the Soutkloof spring in Laingsburg. The area continues to be of some concern due to a lack of rain in the catchment area. In addition, ongoing exploration work continues to the South-West side of Beaufort-West, to find an additional underground aquifer for the town.

This dam has been empty for two years. The dam level looks set to increase given good rainfall in the mountain catchment areas. However, there remains great concern about the situation in the agriculture sector in the area. Many farms in the area have not received any rain yet.

Anton BredellTags: Cape Town dam levelsSouth AfricaTheewaterskloof Dam
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