The latest average dam level for dams in the Western Cape is 48.2% (2020: 37.2%). The levels for dams providing water to the City of Cape Town is 67.5% (2020: 54.5%).
Anton Bredell, the minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning says the province continues to see ongoing and severe drought in sections of the Garden Route District and the Central Karoo district.
“There are still some areas that are in severe drought, largely within the agriculture sector where the department of agriculture continues to provide ongoing support where possible. The Department of Local Government in the province continues to provide support to communities that are water stricken. This includes areas like Merweville and Herbertsdale where we are in the final stages of equipping and connection of new boreholes.”
Bredell says the winter months are on hand and the season ahead promises to be wet and cold.
“We continue to urge the public to ensure outdoor areas are cleared of rubble, leaves and any material that may cause blockages and flooding in the event of wet weather. The public should reach out to their municipal offices for assistance with any blocked drains and broken water infrastructure.”
The figures for major dams across the province:
Major Dam statistics
Voëlvlei dam –59.8% full this week (2020: 51.7%. Last week: 60.7%)
Bergriver Dam 70.1% full this week (2020: 66%. Last week: 70.5%).
Theewaterskloof dam – 72.1% full this week (2020: 50.9%. Last week: 73.3%)
Garden Route dam – 100% full this week (2020: 93.5%. Last Week: 100%)
Clanwilliam Dam 15.8%. (2020: 6%. Last week: 17.2%)
Data per National Department of Water and Sanitation
Spokesperson for the Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell
Mobile: 084 583 1670
Telephone: 021 483 2820