Cape Town dam levels

The heavy rain, hail and snowfall in the Western Cape, particularly in recent weeks, has seen the official dam levels in the province jump to in excess of 100% of capacity. Photo: ReenvalSA / Twitter

Latest figures are in: Cape Town dams are literally overflowing!

The heavy rain, hail and snowfall in the Western Cape, particularly in recent weeks, has seen the official dam levels in the province jump to in excess of 100% of capacity.

Cape Town dam levels

The heavy rain, hail and snowfall in the Western Cape, particularly in recent weeks, has seen the official dam levels in the province jump to in excess of 100% of capacity. Photo: ReenvalSA / Twitter

The heavy rain, hail and snowfall in the Western Cape this winter, particularly in recent weeks, has seen official dam levels in the province jump to in excess of 100% of capacity.

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Snow in the region since last Friday has found its way into the six major dams, namely the Berg River, Steenbras Lower, Steenberg Upper, Theewaterskloof, Voelvlei and Wemmershoek.

The City of Cape Town uploaded its latest stats on Monday as rain continued to fall over the province – with more forecast for the coming week.

The latest figures show the six dams are a combined 101.6% of total storage.

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Theewaterskloof, which accounts for more than 50% of the province’s total dam capacity (480 188 MI of a total of 898 221 MI) is at 104.1% of capacity, while the Berg River and Wemmershoek are also overflowing.

Twelve months ago the combined storage of the same dams was 90.3%.

While the Western Cape appears – touch wood – to have averted a Day Zero water crisis, sadly for the rest of the country the picture isn’t as wet.

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