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Dam Levels

8 December 2020

The latest average level for dams in the Western Cape is 77.1% (2019:61.8%). The latest average level for dams providing water to the City of Cape Town, is 96.5 % (2019: 79.5%).

Anton Bredell, the minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape, says the latest dam levels comes as a relief after previous years where the situation was precarious.

“This should however not lead to waste and we want to urge consumers to continue to use water wisely over the summer season.”

Major dam statistics

Voëlvlei dam – 92.9% full this week (2019: 85%. Last week: 94.7%)

Bergriver Dam 98.3% full this week (2019: 95.8%. Last week: 99.9%).

Theewaterskloof dam – 98.1% full this week (2019: 70.7%. Last week: 99.5%)

Garden Route dam – 100% full this week (2019: 71.5%. Last Week: 100%)

Clanwilliam Dam 90.1%. (2019: 76.5%. Last week: 93.3%) 

Data from National Department of Water and Sanitation

Western Cape dam levels


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