In May 2017 we (GroundUp) took photos of Cape Town’s dam levels at the height of the drought. This is what the Berg River looked like then:
And this is what it looked like on Saturday:
And below is what Theewaterskloof, which can hold more than half of Cape Town’s water at capacity, looked like in 2017:
It is now 95% full.
As of Monday, the Berg River dam and both Steenbras dams are full. Theewaterskloof, Voëlvlei and Wemmershoek are all well over 90%. The dam levels are at 96% of their total capacity, by far the fullest they have been in at least five years (source: City of Cape Town’s weekly dam report).
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