The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) announced that the consistent rains that have fallen in large parts of South Africa have increased the dam levels. Here is your water and dam update for this week.
The Free State Province dam levels remain unchanged at 70.1%. Last year during the same time they were recorded at 64.9%.The North West Province was at 58.1% last week and has now decreased to 58%. Recordings during the same time last year were at 67.5%. North West dam Disaneng is at 37.1% and Setumo is at 56.8%.
Northern Cape Province recorded 68% dam levels, a one per cent increase from 67% from the previous week. Spitskop Dam in the Northern Cape is at 37.7%.
The Limpopo Province is at 61.2% up from 60.2%. Magoebaskloof Dam in Tzaneen and Hans Merensky in Phalaborwa recorded 100.3% and 100.8%, respectively while Flag Boshielo in Polokwane registered 78.6%.
In Mpumalanga Province dam levels increased from 68.8% to 69.5%. Witbank Dam recorded 88.6% while Loskop and Middleburg dams recorded 87.2% and 94.3% respectively.
With 11 182.8 cubic metres, Free State managed to store the highest amount of water in its reservoirs this past week. The province’s dam levels were recorded at 70.1%.
Here is your weekly dam update:
- The Vaal River System consisting of 14 dams serving mainly Gauteng Sasol and Eskom is at 97.9%.
- The Cape Town Dams System consisting of six dams serving mainly City of Cape Town this week is at 43.7%.
- The Eastern Cape Dam System is at 61.2% while KwaZulu-Natal sits at 58.1%.
Here are the latest dam percentages throughout the country: