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'This drought is far from over'

The Western Cape's dam levels have inched upwards following recent rain.

FILE: The Wemmershoek dam was last full in the year 2014. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape's dam levels have inched upwards.

They've gone up by an average of 2.4%, with capacity sitting at 19% collectively.

The Western Cape Local Government Department's James-Brent Styan.

"Thanks to the recent rains that we've been getting the dam levels have picked up slightly in the Western Cape but we want to caution people that this drought is still far from over. We've always stated that we need an above average rainfall season and it need to rain in our catchment area for our dams to recover adequately."

It is still too early to say how much of an impact the rain seen on Monday will have on dam levels.

The province is currently experiencing one of its worst droughts.

Level 6B water restrictions are currently in place in Cape Town. Residents must use 50 litres of water or less per day, as officials implement projects, such as water management devices.

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