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Western Cape Dam levels July 2012

Even with the rains that fell around Cape Town last week , not much of this water fell in the catchment area of our dams. This could give Capetonians a false sence of relief regarding the water security for the summer ahead. […]

Cape Town dam levels report December 2011

Of the 5 dams that supply Cape Town of its drinking water the two largest, Theewaterskloof (480.2 million cubic meters) and Voelvlei (158.6 million cubic meters), are considerabilly lower than the previous year. While the bergriver dam which comes in third at 127.1 million cubic meters is slightly lower than last year.

Both Steenbras dams […]

Dam levels around Cape Town sink lower

Theewaterskloof and Voelvlei dams are considerably lower, more than 11% and 16% respectively. […]

Western Cape Dam Levels July 2011

Surprising for those living in Cape Town is that our dam levels have risen even in when no rain has fallen from the skies. Something sinister must be going on. […]

Western Cape Dam levels June: 10% less than last year

Western Cape Dam levels are 10% down from this time last year. Should this situation continue this will have dire consequences on towns and cities across the Western Cape, particularly the City of Cape Town. Dam River FSC Last Week This Week Last Year Berg River dam Berg River 127.1 65.3 74.2 100.6 Brandvlei Dam […]

Dam levels for Cape Town, Start of June 2011

Dams supplying water to the City of Cape Town are at their lowest in 4 years. Even with higher than normal rain over May. […]

Western Cape dam level May 9 2011

Over both of the previous months, March ans April, the Western Cape has experienced less than average rainfall. This in culmination with a high population has the Western Cape drawing down it’s dams faster than previously see. […]

2010 November dam levels

The state of the main dams supplying the Cape metropolitan area as compared to the five previous years is reflected in the table below. It is important to bear in mind that the time to save water is when there is water to save, and we should therefore not become complacent about our water saving efforts. […]

Water tanks are cheaper than dams

In a 2008 study compiled by Ross Hervey, “Economic imperatives of environmental sustainability”, showed that it would have been cheaper for the city of Cape town to provide rainwater tanks to residence than to build the Berg River Dam.

Water tank

If the city provided rain water tanks to the more […]