Cape Town’s strict Level 6B water restrictions will remain in place, at least until the end of August, and will not be relaxed to a less severe level, the Department of Water and Sanitation said on Friday. Regional head of the Department of Water and Sanitation Rashid Khan said, after[…]
Cape Town’s dam levels rose to 50.3% on Tuesday as streams and rivers swollen with rain from the weekend’s intense cold front, flowed into the storage dams. There is now double the amount of water in the city’s supply dams than there was at this time last year, when the[…]
Cape Town’s supply dams swelled to 39.1% on Tuesday as run-off from recent rains continued to feed into reservoirs – but the council has warned that the drought-stricken city is nowhere near out of the woods yet. And while some farmers in the Western Cape’s wheat-growing areas are rejoicing at[…]
The Western Cape Environmental Affairs Department says the average water level for dams across the province, has increased to 31%. This is still significantly lower compared to this time of last year when the combined dam levels was 58%. Following last week’s rain, the average dam level of the six[…]
The City of Cape Town said on Monday disaster planning was underway to ensure measures were in place for the possibility of an extended drought. “[We] continue planning for the implementation of contingency and emergency measures in conjunction with the National Department of Water and Sanitation,” MMC for water and[…]
The average water level of Western Cape dams is less than 50% of capacity, local government MEC Anton Bredell confirmed on Wednesday. Dams in the province are currently at an average of 49.81%, compared to last year’s 58.39%. The Cape Town combined system dams are currently at 50.65%, compared to[…]
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