WC dam levels plummet to below 35%

That's 10% lower than the same time last year & government is working with the Disaster Management Centre to address the situation.

FILE: Clanwilliam Dam. Picture: Wikimedia Commons.

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape government says dam levels have dropped to below 35%, 10% lower than the same time last year.

Provincial Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning MEC Anton Bredell says that government is working with the provincial Disaster Management Centre to address the situation.

Bredell’s spokesperson James-Brent Styan said: “It’s quite concerning, especially when you bear in mind that last year we’ve seen the serious condition of our dams. So in other words, last year was already a bad year. And we were at about 45%. Currently, we’re sitting at 35%. So looking forward, this is something that we are quite concerned about.”