This time last year, dams feeding the City of Cape Town sat at an alarmingly low 26%. However, after eight weeks of consistent rainfall, the dam is now at 54.7%. The average water level for dams is at 48.7%.
While there is still work to be done, Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape, Anton Bredell, is hopeful. Regarding the province’s biggest dam, Theewaterskloof, he said: “The dam was in a terrible state only weeks ago, reaching levels of below 10%. It is reassuring to see the levels increasing to above 40% and the levels are expected to continue rising.”