It is a relief to see the Bergriver dam at full capacity, however I am still watching out to see if Theewaterskloof dam and Voelvlei dam fill. The three dams mentioned above are the largest that serve Cape Town and the surounding area, and of these six mentioned about constitute 86% of the capacity.
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. [...]
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 [...]
Theewaterskloof and Voelvlei dams are considerably lower, more than 11% and 16% respectively. [...]
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 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 [...]
Dams supplying water to the City of Cape Town are at their lowest in 4 years. Even with higher than normal rain over May. [...]
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. [...]
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. [...]
Cape Town dam levels are lower than what they have been in the past few years due a little rain. There seems to be little hope for our dams to be filling up as the long term weather forecast is once again predicting a dry week.
In the past August and September have been some [...]