Cape Town dam report: wet September brings big improvements

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As the City of Cape Town relaxed water restrictions, and a wetter than normal September draws to an end, the city’s dam levels have breached the three-quarter mark for the first time this year.

Collectively, Cape Town’s dams now hold 75.9% of their total capacity, increasing by 1.9% during the previous week.

The Berg River Dam is again over the 100% full mark.

The Voëlvlei Dam gained 4.6%, and is now just 5% of its total capacity, while the Wemmershoek too is at 95.8% full.

The Steenbras Lower and Upper dams are both above the 91% mark, while the Theewaterskloof Dam gained 2% over the previous week. It’s now 58% full.

Cape Town residents used 520-million litres per day last week, slightly higher than last, but just 20-million litres per day off Level 5 water restriction targets.

Level 5 water restrictions are now in effect, allowing residents 70 litres of water per person, per day.

Feature image: Baudolino via Pixabay (CC0)

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