Communities have been urged to move to higher ground as 12 floodgates remain open at the Vaal Dam.
Twelve floodgates at the Vaal Dam remains open on Sunday 19 February 2023.
High rainfall over the last week has seen areas along the Vaal River flooded with people sadly evacuating their homes
Water, water everywhere: The government has decided to open the sluice gates at Vaal Dam, and TWO other facilities on Wednesday.
Communities in Gauteng have been hit by a ‘flood alert’ from the DWS on Tuesday – and the Vaal Dam remains fit-for-bursting.
You love to see it: An overflowing Vaal Dam has treated us to a spectacular sight on Tuesday – and MORE sluice gates may open soon.
The decrease in the Integrated Vaal River System (IVRS) dam levels is marginal, but residents are urged to use water sparingly.
Sensitive viewers might want to avoid this one: A video clip of the tragic Vaal Dam helicopter crash has made its way online – raising further questions.
The pilot and a passenger of a Robinson R44 helicopter died Friday evening after the aircraft crashed into the Vaal Dam.
The municipality, which sprawls along the north bank of the Vaal River near Vereeniging, is one of Gauteng’s most densely populated areas, with Sebokeng, Evaton, Sharpeville, and Boipatong townships lying within its boundaries.
Currently at 82.4% capacity and climbing!
It’s true. There are graves beneath the Vaal Dam.
The Vaal Dam has once again declined this week, painting a grim picture for a dam that is critical for the water supply of South Africa’s economic hub of Gauteng,
Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu has praised the latest increases but also urged citizens to continue using water sparingly.
Cape Town dam levels and the latest readings from the Vaal Dam tell two very different stories at the beginning of 2020. Here’s how both are faring.
The Vaal Dam was in desperate need of a win, and it’s had one this week. An impressive set of data shows that the beleaguered facility can stage a recovery.
Gauteng dam levels, on the whole, have improved after a week of heavy rain but the Vaal dam is yet to make a steady advance.
Worry and concern consume communities and government officials as Gauteng dam levels has been plummeting 5% over two-week intervals.
The deputy president has urged the public to not be alarmed by the state of the Vaal River, “work is currently underway to expedite the problem.”
The Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu, is expected to address these issues today.
Level 1 restrictions set on Gauteng residents amid drops in dam levels.
A fatal drowning at the Vaal Dam in the Free State on Saturday has marred the Youth Day weekend.