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Dams that supply CT fall further as water crisis looms

Dam levels in the Western Cape province fell to 23.7% this week from 24.5% the previous week, and from 36.5% a year ago.

A shallow stream of water runs through the Theewaterskloof Dam. Picture: Bertram Malgas/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Water levels at dams supplying South Africa's Cape Town fell further this week, data showed on Wednesday, the latest sign of a deepening crisis that could soon see taps in the tourist hub run dry by May.

Dam levels in the Western Cape province fell to 23.7% this week from 24.5% the previous week, and from 36.5% a year ago, according to a weekly update from the department of water affairs.

Ahead of Day Zero in Cape Town

Forecast drawdown from dams in the coming months as Cape Town faces a water crisis.