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Overflowing Theewaterskloof heralds highest dam ranges in a decade

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By IOL Reporter Time of article published33m in the past

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Cape Town – By the top of the 2017 dry season, the Theewaterskloof dam had declined to a degree of 12.9%, with the final 10% most commonly unreachable.

The web site of a Theewaterskloof, positioned at the Sonderend River close to Villiersdorp, overflowing with water would were unattainable on the time. The City of Cape Town indicated lately that the Theewaterskloof dam, its major water provide useful resource, is 99.6% complete (2019: 71.6%. Last week: 98.08%).

Cape Town’s dam ranges stand at 99.5% (2019: 81.5%), with then mayor Patricia de Lille’s prediction that Day Zero can be reached on April 12, 2018 if present intake patterns proceed reminiscence.

Thanks to consistent rainfall the previous few months the typical stage for dams within the Western Cape has greater to 79.2% (2019: 66.1%). The newest stage for dams offering water to the City of Cape Town is 99.5% (2019: 81.5%).

Anton Bredell, the minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning within the Western Cape, mentioned on Monday: “These are the most productive ranges we’ve got noticed since 2013/14 and in some spaces the most productive ranges we’ve got noticed in a decade.

The Western Cape’s greatest dam, Theewaterskloof located at the Sonderend river close to Villliersdorp, is overflowing for…

Posted by way of SABC News Western Cape on Friday, September 25, 2020

“We continue to monitor and support where possible the regions where sufficient rainfall has not yet fallen. This is largely within the Karoo regions of the province.”

However, the general public remains to be steered to make use of water as responsibly and sparingly as conceivable.

Major Western Cape dam statistics:

* Voëlvlei dam – 98.5% complete this week (2019: 99.4%. Last week: 100.42%)

* Berg River dam 100.6% complete this week (2019: 99.3%. Last week: 100.4%).

* Theewaterskloof dam – 99.6% complete this week (2019: 71.6%. Last week: 98.08%)

* Garden Route dam – 93% complete this week (2019: 62.01%. Last Week: 93.5%)

* Clanwilliam dam 100.8% (2019: 98.6%. Last week: 99.08%)