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Recent rains bring little relief to WC dams

The average dam level is now at 31% compared to 58% at the same time last year.

FILE: The banks of the Theewaterskloof Dam, as the Western Cape is gripped by drought. Picture: Bertram Malgas/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Recent rains in the Western Cape have pushed dam levels up slightly.

The average dam level is now at 31% compared to 58% at the same time last year.

Local government MEC Anton Bredell has welcomed the City of Cape Town's water resilience response plan that aims to provide the city with another 500 million litres of water a day.

But Bredell's cautioned the public of the continued need to use less water amid the drought conditions.

The MEC's spokesman James-Brent Styan said: “Things remain very serious with our major dams: Clanwilliam Dam is sitting at 33%, last year it was 97%, the Voelvlei Dam is at 24% while last year it was at 57% and Theewaterskloof Dam is at 25%. This remains quite concerning.”

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