Cape Town’s dams continue drying trend into November

wemmershoek dam city of cape town september 2018

Cape Town’s dam levels dropped 0.6% this past week, according to the latest report by the City.

Overall, dam levels remain just below three-quarters full, at 74.1%.

The decrease comes despite rainfall in the final week of October.

  • The Wemmershoek Dam, which received around 15mm of rain last week, fell from 92.1% full, to 91.2%.
  • The Theewaterskloof Dam dropped from 58% full, to 57.4%.
  • The Voelvlei Dam fell from 96.2% to 95.5%.
  • The Steenbras Lower Dam dropped from 86.9% full, to 85.1%.
  • Steenbras Lower Dam is now 71.2% full, falling from 73%.
  • The Berg River Dam gained 0.1%, and is now 99.3% full.

Water consumption is also much lower this week, falling back to 559-million litres per day from 594-million the week before.

Feature image: City of Cape Town

Andy Walker
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