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Dams show slight increase

4 July 2019

Dam levels continue to recover in the Western Cape following recent rainfall across the province. Provincial dam levels are currently increasing by about 2.5% per week. The latest average level for dams across the province stands at 39.3% (2018: 41.5%). The City of Cape Town’s dams have breached the 50% level and are now 52.6% full (2018: 48.3%).

The Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell, says more rain is expected this week as well as into the rest of the winter months.

“We are expecting colder weather as the winter continues to set in. The colder weather is also expected to be accompanied by more rain. We want to urge the public to travel safely when they are travelling around the province and to take great care when outdoors over the next few weeks.”

In addition, the Franschhoek Pass remains closed till further notice following the large rockfall on 22 June.

Major Dam statistics

Voëlvlei dam – 59.4% full this week (2018: 44.6%. Last week: 57.3%)

Bergriver Dam 78.2% full this week (2018: 78.1%. Last week: 75.3%).

Theewaterskloof dam – 44.5% full this week (2018: 34.1%. Last week: 41.4%)

Clanwilliam Dam 18.9%. (2018: 67.6%. Last week: 13.3%) 


The latest dam level data per the National Department of Water and Sanitation



Media Enquiries: 


James-Brent Styan

Spokesperson for the Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell

Mobile:                   084 583 1670

Telephone:            021 483 2820

E-mail:                    James-Brent.Styan@westerncape.gov.za