With the recent continuous downpours some Western Cape dams have seen an average increase of more than 10% in the past week.
Some of the province’s major dams now stand at 68% capacity, up from last week’s 55%.
The Clanwilliam dam, in particular, has seen an increase of more than 50% from the 23.6% recorded last week – to 74% this week.
Spokesperson at the provincial department of Environment, James-Brent Styan says dams, serving the Mother City, is now at 90% capacity.
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- Cape Town dam levels.
- Western Cape can expect a wetter than normal winter.
- [PICS] Widespread flooding across Cape Winelands and Overberg after heavy rains.
What's the state of Western Cape dams?
The province is supplied by 44 main dams. These dams collectively hold a maximum capacity of 1870.4 million cubic meters.
The average storage across the province on 28 June is 55.1%.
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The Western Cape Department of Local Government & Environment says the province can expect higher than normal winter rainfall this year.
MEC Anton Bredell says the province has already experienced good rainfall figures, with a severe storm that recently hit the Overberg.
According to Bredell’s spokesperson, James-Brent Styan this indicates that this year’s winter could possibly be wetter than usual.
Styan says the province’s dam levels are currently up to 20% higher than last year.
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