20°C / 22°C
  • Tue
  • 20°C
  • 7°C
  • Wed
  • 19°C
  • 4°C
  • Thu
  • 19°C
  • 6°C
  • Fri
  • 20°C
  • 5°C
  • Sat
  • 20°C
  • 6°C
  • Sun
  • 18°C
  • 4°C
  • Tue
  • 17°C
  • 6°C
  • Wed
  • 17°C
  • 8°C
  • Thu
  • 15°C
  • 10°C
  • Fri
  • 16°C
  • 13°C
  • Sat
  • 15°C
  • 9°C
  • Sun
  • 12°C
  • 7°C
  • Tue
  • 22°C
  • 7°C
  • Wed
  • 21°C
  • 7°C
  • Thu
  • 21°C
  • 6°C
  • Fri
  • 22°C
  • 7°C
  • Sat
  • 23°C
  • 6°C
  • Sun
  • 21°C
  • 8°C
  • Tue
  • 22°C
  • 4°C
  • Wed
  • 22°C
  • 3°C
  • Thu
  • 20°C
  • 3°C
  • Fri
  • 21°C
  • 3°C
  • Sat
  • 21°C
  • 3°C
  • Sun
  • 18°C
  • 3°C
  • Tue
  • 23°C
  • 13°C
  • Wed
  • 22°C
  • 13°C
  • Thu
  • 26°C
  • 14°C
  • Fri
  • 27°C
  • 16°C
  • Sat
  • 23°C
  • 15°C
  • Sun
  • 18°C
  • 11°C
  • Tue
  • 18°C
  • 8°C
  • Wed
  • 20°C
  • 8°C
  • Thu
  • 19°C
  • 10°C
  • Fri
  • 22°C
  • 10°C
  • Sat
  • 16°C
  • 10°C
  • Sun
  • 12°C
  • 7°C
  • Tue
  • 17°C
  • 6°C
  • Wed
  • 16°C
  • 7°C
  • Thu
  • 15°C
  • 6°C
  • Fri
  • 14°C
  • 10°C
  • Sat
  • 12°C
  • 7°C
  • Sun
  • 11°C
  • 2°C
  • Tue
  • 15°C
  • 9°C
  • Wed
  • 16°C
  • 10°C
  • Thu
  • 15°C
  • 9°C
  • Fri
  • 15°C
  • 12°C
  • Sat
  • 13°C
  • 8°C
  • Sun
  • 11°C
  • 7°C
  • Tue
  • 22°C
  • 5°C
  • Wed
  • 21°C
  • 7°C
  • Thu
  • 21°C
  • 6°C
  • Fri
  • 23°C
  • 6°C
  • Sat
  • 24°C
  • 8°C
  • Sun
  • 22°C
  • 9°C
  • Tue
  • 20°C
  • 5°C
  • Wed
  • 19°C
  • 3°C
  • Thu
  • 19°C
  • 4°C
  • Fri
  • 20°C
  • 3°C
  • Sat
  • 19°C
  • 4°C
  • Sun
  • 13°C
  • 0°C
  • Tue
  • 25°C
  • 6°C
  • Wed
  • 23°C
  • 7°C
  • Thu
  • 25°C
  • 5°C
  • Fri
  • 26°C
  • 5°C
  • Sat
  • 28°C
  • 7°C
  • Sun
  • 27°C
  • 6°C
  • Tue
  • 17°C
  • 6°C
  • Wed
  • 21°C
  • 9°C
  • Thu
  • 20°C
  • 8°C
  • Fri
  • 24°C
  • 10°C
  • Sat
  • 14°C
  • 8°C
  • Sun
  • 9°C
  • 3°C

Dams feeding CT at 52.7% capacity

This time last year, residents were being constantly warned of so-called day zero, the day when the city's taps would run dry.

FILE: Theewaterskloof Dam. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

CAPE TOWN – Cape Town’s water situation is much better off now than it was a year ago.

This time last year, residents were being constantly warned of so-called day zero, the day when the city's taps would run dry.

Dams supplying water to Cape Town are currently at 52.7% capacity, a welcomed contrast to last year's 23%.

Hydro-climatologist Piotr Wolski says it's too soon to tell how this winter's rainfall will improve the water situation.

"I think anything can happen. It’s possible we will have another dry or wet year. I think what’s important is to look at the range of possibilities."

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

Comments

EWN welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

- Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
- Sexism
- Homophobia
- Religious intolerance
- Cyber bullying
- Hate speech
- Derogatory language
- Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the EWN community a safe and welcoming space for all.

EWN reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

EWN is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

comments powered by Disqus