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Misverstand Dam overflowing - dept

On Monday, the dam was just over a 107% full.

The National Water and Sanitation Department released water from the Berg River Dam to the Misverstand Dam to alleviate the water crisis along the West Coast. Picture: Bertram Malgas/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Water and Sanitation Department says the Misverstand Dam near Moorreesburg has been overflowing.

On Monday, the dam was just over a 107% full.

The Misverstand Dam provides water to towns like Saldanha Bay, Moorreesburg and Piketberg and was recently boosted with water from the Berg River Dam.

The department’s Malusi Rayi said: “Currently, it’s overflowing at 107%, last week it was at 63%. This increase can be attributed to the rains that we’ve received, and last month we transferred some water from the Berg River Dam to Misverstand.”