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Western Cape dam levels

12 July 2021

The latest average dam level for dams in the Western Cape is 71.5% (2020: 53%) while the latest average level for dams providing water to the City of Cape Town, is 93% (2020: 72%).

The biggest dams in the Western Cape are rapidly filling up thanks to good rainfall over the past ten days. The Clanwilliam dam has increased from 23.6% to 94.2% in the past ten days. The Theewaterskloof dam is currently at 99.5%. It is the biggest dam in the province.

Anton Bredell, the minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape, says further rainfall this week will continue to add to dam levels and river levels in the province.

“We are seeing an above average rainfall season and we are grateful. Some regions, the Gouritz River Catchment area in particular, remain in need of rain. We hope to see some relief there. Elsewhere in the province, especially the City of Cape Town area and the Cape Winelands and Overberg regions, the ground is saturated and the further rainfall will lead to more localised flooding this week.”

Bredell has urged the public to use extreme caution when travelling across the province during the bad weather and to take note of the extremely cold weather predicted to set in this week.

Major Dam statistics

Voëlvlei dam – 76.1% full this week (2020: 64%. Last week: 71.7%)

Bergriver Dam 100% full this week (2020: 93.6%. Last week: 101%).

Theewaterskloof dam – 99.5% full this week (2020: 68.5%. Last week: 95.7%)

Clanwilliam Dam 94.2%. (2020: 51.7%. Last week: 74.3%) 

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