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Western Cape dam levels

10 August 2021

The latest average dam level for dams in the Western Cape is 77.3% (2020: 62.2%) while the latest average level for dams providing water to the City of Cape Town, is 97.75% (2020: 78.6%).

Anton Bredell, the minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape, says the province’s dams continue to see weekly increases in dam levels.

“The volume of increases has dropped but we continue to see dam levels across the largest parts of the province increase. The area of greatest concern continues to be the Gouritz River catchment area with Calitzdorp dam at 41% and Gamka dam outside Beaufort-West at 34.7% this week.”

Bredell says the province continues to monitor the situation across the province.

“In addition we want to thank consumers for their support in driving down water use over the past few years. We continue to see responsible water use across the bulk of the province and we hope to see this continue.”

Major Dam statistics

Voëlvlei dam – 88.5% full this week (2020: 74.1%. Last week: 86.4%)

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

Theewaterskloof dam – 101% full this week (2020: 73.2%. Last week: 102%)

Clanwilliam Dam 100%. (2020: 100%. Last week: 99.82%) 

Data from National Department of Water and Sanitation

Western Cape dam levels - August 2021


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