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Turnaround in Theewaterskloof dam level described as 'incredible'

The City of Cape Town's dams are nearly filled to capacity.

A view of the Theewaterskloof Dam near Cape Town. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town's dams are nearly filled to capacity.

Officials said that dams supplying water to the Western Cape were nearly 80% full.

The Karoo region's water supply, in particular the agriculture sector, is however still a concern.

Provincial Local Government spokesperson, James-Brent Styan, urged residents to keep using water sparingly.

"We see the Theewaterskloof Dam, the biggest dam in the province, at 99.57% full, so literally almost 100% full which would be an incredible turnaround from a dam that was in very severe distress only two-and-a-half years ago. The Clanwilliam Dam is 100% full."

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