After persistent rain, parts of Gauteng and Mpumalanga on Monday were affected by flooding according to reports from the South African Weather Service (SAWS)…
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