dams

Western Cape dams see slight increase

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[…]

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Emergency measures in place for water crisis

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[…]

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WCape dam levels fall to less than half their capacity

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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