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Lower Steenbras Dam overflowing, Sept 08

The state of the main dams supplying the Cape metropolitan area as compared to the five previous years is reflected in the table below. Because the sizes of the dams vary, the best indicator is the overall percentage stored compared to the total accumulated capacity. This is the statistic shown in the bottom line of the table below.

It is important to bear in mind that the time to save water is when there is water to save, and we should therefore not become complacent about our water saving efforts. Cape Town will never be in the position of having sufficient water to waste, and we must continue to be vigilant.


This week's dam levels

Disclaimer

As far as possible, dam levels are updated weekly. Due to the logistics involved in obtaining this information, there may be occasional delays in this process. Any inconvenience is regretted.

Storage levels from 2012 - 2016

27 June 2016 

DAM BULK STORAGE            
  CAPACITY % % % %
Current
week
Previous
week
  Ml 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 20 June 
WEMMERSHOEK 58,644 50.4 90.8 91.0 53.5 50.3 49.1
STEENBRAS LOWER 33,517 53.6 75.6 74.1 56.3 37.0 35.7
STEENBRAS UPPER 31,767 76.0 88.1 101.2 58.4 69.9 61.4
VOËLVLEI 164,095 48.6 70.5 82.1 40.5 27.6 24.4
THEEWATERSKLOOF 480,188 59.8 84.1 100.0 55.4 34.2 32.6
BERG RIVER 130,010 72.6 97.1 101.2 60.3 39.4 37.1
TOTAL STORED 898,221 532,848 752,176 856,933 479,582 324,753 305,123
% STORAGE   59.3 83.7 95.4 53.4 36.2 34.0



Click here for information on dams throughout South Africa that are managed by the National Government's Department of Water and Sanitation.

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