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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

23 May 2016 

DAM BULK STORAGE            
  CAPACITY % % % %
Current
week
Previous
week
  Ml 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 16 May 
WEMMERSHOEK 58,644 45.6 64.2 57.7 49.4 46.9 48.3
STEENBRAS LOWER 33,517 44.0 48.9 39.2 46.1 35.6 37.2
STEENBRAS UPPER 31,767 48.7 68.3 76.7 57.0 57.1 56.9
VOËLVLEI 164,095 42.0 50.9 59.9 41.0 21.0 21.3
THEEWATERSKLOOF 480,188 52.0 65.0 74.7 50.2 30.5 31.1
BERG RIVER 130,010 61.9 72.0 91.5 53.5 27.2 27.2
TOTAL STORED 898,221 459,359 564,957 645,802 440,487 273,705 278,768
% STORAGE   50.8 62.9 71.9 49.0 30.5 31.7



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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