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Western Cape dam levels rise after winter rainfall. Image: SANews.gov.za

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Western Cape dam levels: Numbers JUMP after heavy rain in the province

The official dam level stats in the Western Cape have skyrocketed in recent weeks following ongoing heavy rainfall. IT’S BACK! | Hellmann’s mayonnaise returns to shelves in South Africa The six major dams in the province – the Berg River, Steenbras Lower, Steenberg Upper, Theewaterskloof, Voëlvlei and Wemmershoek – are cumulatively UP on a similar period last year. And […]

15-06-23 17:11
Western Cape dam levels
Western Cape dam levels rise after winter rainfall. Image: SANews.gov.za

The official dam level stats in the Western Cape have skyrocketed in recent weeks following ongoing heavy rainfall.

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The six major dams in the province – the Berg River, Steenbras Lower, Steenberg Upper, Theewaterskloof, Voëlvlei and Wemmershoek – are cumulatively UP on a similar period last year.

And the good news is that more – lots more – heavy rain is forecast for the Western Cape in the coming days.

The City of Cape Town uploaded its latest stats as of Thursday, 15 June.

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The latest figures show the six dams are a combined 86.1% of total storage.

That’s up from 70.5% the previous week.

A year ago the combined percentage stood at 64.8%.

Theewaterskloof, which accounts for more than 50% of the province’s total dam capacity (480 188 MI of a total of 898 221 MI) is at 86.7% of capacity, while the next biggest dam, Voëlvlei (164 095 MI), is at 57.5%.

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Western Cape residents need no reminding of life during the ‘Day Zero’ water crisis from mid-2017 to mid-2018.

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