Despite winter rain, Nelson Mandela Bay’s dam levels still low

The Eastern Cape metro's supply dams are only around 12% full.

Kouga Dam. Picture. Baviaans Tourism

CAPE TOWN - The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality said that despite winter rain, dam levels remained critically low.

The Eastern Cape metro's supply dams are only around 12% full.

The municipality has implemented various water-saving measures, including the removal of alien vegetation around major dams and inflow streams.

Spokesperson Mthubanzi Mniki said: “Alien vegetation trees are one of the things that consume a lot of water and we noticed that we cannot continue like this in the current conditions of just about 12% combined dam levels that we are drawing from.”

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