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It’s been a while since we’ve written about Cape Town’s dams, but there’s been nothing short of good news for the city and its residents.
As of 7 October, the City’s six largest reservoirs are at a combined 81.3% full, dropping just 0.6% over the previous week.
The dams have actually been hovering above the 80% mark for the past two months.
Individual dam levels are as follows:
- The Theewaterskloof Dam is 71.2% full, dropping from 72.1% the previous week.
- Berg River Dam is 99.1% full, down from 99.4%.
- The Voëlvlei Dam is 88.5% full, down from 88.7%.
- Wemmershoek Dam is down from 92.1% to 91.9%.
- The Steenbras Lower and Upper dams are this week at 99.7% and 84.4% full respectively.
Water consumption spikes
Water consumption tipping 642-million litres per day was recorded during the previous week, the highest figure since the end of 2017. The City’s target remains 650-million litres per day.
Not a drop of rain has been recorded by the City of Cape Town so far this month.
Feature image: the Steenbras Dam in 2017, by the City of Cape Town