Cape Town’s Theewaterskloof Dam is now 50% full

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Cape Town’s largest dam, the Theewaterskloof, is now more than 50% full.

That’s a big milestone reached by the City of Cape Town’s largest supply reservoir, which holds more than 53% of Cape Town’s surface water.

Read more: Cape Town’s dams begin September nearly two-thirds full

Back in April, it was just above 11% full, with the Department of Water and Sanitation forced to build a coffer dam within it to exact the remaining water.

This is seemingly no longer needed.

As of 6 September 2018, the Theewaterskloof Dam is now 50.1% full, holding 240.5-billion litres. That’s more than a third of Cape Town’s current surface water storage total of 605-billion litres, or 67.4% full.

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The Berg River Dam, which hit 90% full a few days ago, is now at 98%, while the Voëlvlei Dam, which was 15% full in April, is now three-quarters full.

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