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Theewaterskloof Dam is now just 15% full, vlog captures its sickly shape

Like Lion’s Head at sunset or Camps Bay on a Saturday, Cape Town’s largest dam, the Theewaterskloof, is seemingly the new hottest spot in the city for vloggers.

We’ve covered a fair few vlogs and clips from YouTube and Instagram documenting the state of Cape Town’s drought. And thanks to hot, dry weather we’ve been experiencing recent months, each video is seemingly more dire than the next.

Self-proclaimed “wannabe vlogger” Adam Spires is the latest to take a walk alongside the dam, reminiscing with his viewers about his years spent jumping into its now mostly evaporated lake.

The City of Cape Town has also this week updated its dam storage report too, recording a 0.8% decrease across all six major dams.

The total level across the city’s six major reservoirs now stands at just 22%.

Theewaterskloof holds just 15.7% of its designed capacity.

As the City draws closer to implementing its emergency protocols, we can’t help but wonder how much worse things will get for Cape Town before they get better.

Nevertheless, have a look at what’s left of the Theewaterskloof below in Spires vlog below.