Dam levels update | Western Cape Government


Dam levels update

15 June 2021

The latest average dam level for dams in the Western Cape is 54% (2020: 40%) while the latest average level for dams providing water to the City of Cape Town, is 74.8% (2020: 57.9%).

Anton Bredell, the minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape, says dam levels across the Western Cape have largely stabilized as the province enters the winter months.

“The season remains promising but until we see our dams fill up we won’t be entirely happy. In the meantime we want to continue to urge consumers to keep water use down and to use water responsibly.”

Bredell praised the City of Cape Town’s consumers for reducing water consumption last week by 8 million litres.

“The city announced last week that daily water consumption had decreased to 720 million litres per day, compared to 728 million litres the week before. This is commendable and I want to thank every person who has played a part in doing this.”

Major Dam statistics

Voëlvlei dam – 61.2% full this week (2020: 54.1%. Last week: 61.7%)

Bergriver Dam 86.2% full this week (2020: 73.1%. Last week: 86.1%).

Theewaterskloof dam – 80.2% full this week (2020: 54.8%. Last week: 80.7%)

Garden Route dam – 100% full this week (2020: 94.5%. Last Week: 100%)

Clanwilliam Dam 21.6%. (2020: 13.6%. Last week: 20.6%) 

Data from National Department of Water and Sanitation

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