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Western Cape dam levels stand at 60%

Dams feeding the City of Cape Town have decreased to 70%.

FILE: Theewaterskloof Dam. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The average dam levels in the Western Cape currently stands at 60%.

Dams feeding the City of Cape Town have decreased to 70%. Last week dams were at 71.8%.

The provincial Environmental Affairs Department says the major dams in the province are also declining by roughly 1% per week.

The Theewaterskloof Dam is at 55%. Last week it was at 56% and last year it was at 23.2%.

Spokesperson James-Brent Styan said: “The [Water] demand continues to increase, we’re are going into the summer season and we’re expecting a lot of visitors again. Temperatures are increasing and, therefore, we want to urge that water is used as sparingly as possible.”