The average water levels for dams supplying Cape Town stand at 62%.

Western Cape Local Government Minister, Anton Bredell, says this is an increase of 10% compared to the same time last year.

He says dams across the province are currently 44% full compared to 39% last year.

Bredell says Voelvlei Dam currently is 57% full and the Berg River Dam stands at 81%.

The province’s largest dam, Theewaterskloof, is at 60% but another large reservoir, the Clanwilliam Dam, stands at 19%.

Bredell has appealed to consumers to continue to use water sparingly.

The video below shows the devastating effects of drought in the Western Cape