SA’s water levels up except in Western Cape

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The water levels of dams in the country have improved nationally with the exception of the Western Cape, following days of rain in many parts of the country.

All the provinces saw an improvement in water levels except the Western Cape where dam levels are below 20%.

Department of Water and Sanitation, Sputnik Ratau, has the figures:

“The situation surrounding the dam levels for this week shows that there has been a general increase from 77.6% a week ago to 80.6% this week. And this has also shown that all the provinces bar the Western Cape have shown an increase in the dam levels for the week we are in at the moment.”

Meanwhile, the Department of Water and Sanitation has started the process of releasing five billion liters of water from the Berg River Dam near Franschhoek in the Boland into the Misverstand Dam on the West Coast. This is being done to ease the impact of the drought in the area.


The department says the water will be for domestic and industrial use only.

This is being done to ease the impact of the drought in the area. The Misverstand dam supplies water to the West Coast district municipality.