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National dam levels drop amid dry winter, drought

The Water and Sanitation Department says an assessment conducted this week reveals that on average, dam levels have decreased by 0.4% nationally and are sitting at 71.6%.

Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - South Africans have been urged to use water sparingly as dam levels continue to decline due to the dry winter season.

The Water and Sanitation Department says an assessment conducted this week reveals that on average, dam levels have decreased by 0.4% nationally and are sitting at 71.6%.

It’s a drop from 71.9% in the previous week.

The department’s Sputnik Ratau said: “There shouldn’t be any panic but the reality of the fact that we are still in a drought and we are now in a dry winter season for the larger part of the country.”

(Edited by Zinhle Nkosi)

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