Dam levels update | Western Cape Government


Dam levels update

2 February 2021

The latest average dam level for dams in the Western Cape is 63.9% (2020: 51.9%) while

the latest average level for dams providing water to the City of Cape Town, is 83.2% (2020: 71.4%).

Anton Bredell, the minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape, says parts of the Central Karoo district continue to be severely affected by the ongoing drought.

“We’re aware of concerns relating recent water supply challenges in Prince Albert. Our investigation has found that the town has enough water but the challenge is in managing the town’s reservoir capacity. The reservoirs are drawn empty too fast due to daily high levels of water consumption in the town. The average water consumption per person per day is 150 litres. We want to urge the community to use less water. This will certainly alleviate the problems with water supply in the town.”

Major dam statistics

Voëlvlei dam – 78.4% full this week (2020: 71.2%. Last week: 80.9%)

Bergriver dam 83.5% full this week (2020: 83.55%. Last week: 85.7%).

Theewaterskloof dam – 86.4% full this week (2020: 63.2%. Last week: 88.2%)

Garden Route dam – 100% full this week (2020: 98%. Last Week: 100%)

Clanwilliam dam 57.3%. (2020: 44.2%. Last week: 61.09%) 

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