WC dam levels nearing 50%
The dams feeding the City of Cape Town are standing at 54.7%.
CAPE TOWN - Dam levels in the Western Cape have risen to 48.7%.
The Department of Government Environmental Affairs MEC Anton Bredell says the provincial situation began turning around towards the end of April.
This time last year dams were still at 25%. The dams feeding the City of Cape Town are standing at 54.7%.
MEC Spokesperson James-Brent Styan said: “Also pleasing is that the Theewaterskloof Dam, the biggest in the province, has now increased to slightly above 40% - quite an increase from a level only a few weeks ago when it was below 10% and so that’s positive news. We are still concerned about the Gourits River catchment area where dam levels on average are still below 20%.”