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Cape Town’s dam storage is up once again, but by a smaller margin. Last week, dam levels stood at 38.1%. This week, the City of Cape Town’s measures read 42.7%, an increase of 4.6%.
The major gainer this week is the Voëvlei Dam, up 7.3% to 37.6%. It’s now less than 2% off its June 2015 levels.
Its much larger cousin, the Theewaterskloof Dam, is 30.4% full, a gain of 3.2%. That’s pretty notable considering that just 1.2mm of rain fell over the area this week.
The Berg River Dam is up by 5.2% this week to 67.8%. It’s now fuller than it was in June 2015.
This is also true for the Wemmershoek Dam, which is now more than 70% full. It received more than 216mm of rain in June thus far.
Finally, the Steenbras Lower and Upper dams are 46.5% and 94.6% full respectively.
Feature image: City of Cape Town