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. [...]
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 [...]