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Drought? What drought, Cape Town?
After the latest dam report was issued by the City of Cape Town on Monday, there’s nothing but good news for the city’s thirsty residents.
As of Tuesday 28 August, dam levels are now at a combined total of 63.5%. More impressively, some dams are nearly 100% full.
Apart from the Steenbras Upper — which is normally overcapacity at this point each year — the Berg River Dam is now 95.2% full. Last year, the City’s third largest dam was 54.8% full.
The Berg River Dam was just 55% full last year
The Wemmershoek too is at 85.7% full. That’s more than double what it was last year.
And the second largest dam in the system, the Voëlvlei, is now at 66.3% full. In 2017, it was 24.7% full.
Notably, dam levels remain low for other reservoirs.
The all important Theewaterskloof Dam — the puddle responsible for more than 54% of Cape Town’s surface water storage — is only 44.3% full.
Be sure to catch Memeburn’s extensive coverage of Cape Town’s water crisis here.
Feature image: City of Cape Town