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Water levels in Cape dams stable

The Western Cape dam levels have stabilised 66.2 percent, slight decrease from last week, but more than three percent higher than the same time last year. The dams that supply the City of Cape Town with water are on average more than 83 percent full. Provincial Environmental Affairs Department’s spokesperson[…]

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Cape dam levels highest ever in recent years

It’s official Cape Town, our dam water levels have reached the 84% mark. The Western Cape’s Water Supply System increased significantly after the torrential downpour received last weekend. Capetonians can celebrate the fact that we are out of the Day Zero danger zone. Mother City residents should, however, continue with[…]

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Slight decline in dam levels in the Western Cape

The Western Cape has seen a decrease in dam levels for the first time since the winter season. Provincial spokesperson James-Brent Steyn said current figures revealed the average dam levels are currently standing at 65.7%. Last year, the Gamka Dam, which is the Karoo’s main water source, was bone dry[…]

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Drought: city ‘waiting on a miracle’

Amidst what is labelled as the worst drought in Cape Town in 100 years, a city official told delegates at the African Utility Week conference there was no way they could reasonably have anticipated the severity of this drought. Cape Town residents are now bracing themselves for level 4 restrictions.[…]

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Drought is now a “crisis”, says City

Authorities have issued a critical warning to water consumers in Cape Town – start saving water or we could have empty taps soon. On Monday, the City of Cape Town warned all residents and businesses to cut non-essential municipal water use immediately. The City’s Mayoral Committee is expected to recommend[…]

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Average dam levels up slightly – DWA

Average dam levels across the country have increased slightly and are up 0.6 percentage points compared to last year, the Department of Water and Sanitation said on Wednesday. The dam levels had risen to 55.56%, compared to 54.9% at the same time last year, spokesperson Mlimandlela Ndamase said. There was still[…]

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Cape dam levels at 29.2%

The City of Cape Town said in a statement on Monday that the amount of water it has access to is less than the dam levels reported because of the difficulty in extracting the last 10% of water in dams. “With the last 10% of a dam’s water being unusable,[…]

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