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.
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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