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Slight improvement in WC dam levels 'not enough’

The Western Cape has been the hardest hit by the drought.

FILE: A view of Clanwilliam Dam in the Western Cape. Picture: www.clanwilliam.org.za.

JOHANNESBURG - The Water and Sanitation Department says the Western Cape has seen a slight improvement in dam levels; increasing from 27.3% to 28.2%.

This is due to heavy rainfall in the province last week.

However, the department says this isn’t enough, especially as the country moves from the rainy season to more dry conditions.

Spokesperson Sputnik Ratau says: “The rains did fall but the improve is only slight in the Western Cape, where you can see that moving from 27.3% to 28.2% is not much.”

Ratau says Gauteng is still doing well.

“Gauteng is still in a very good space, we’re at about 88.4%. In terms of the week-on-week, a slight decrease from 88.7% but we’re still above the 84.9%.”

The Western Cape has been the hardest hit by the drought.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)