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Dam levels<h2 class="sectHeading">Daily levels​​​​​​​</h2><p>The dams in and around Cape Town form part of the Western Cape Water Supply System, which is an integrated and collectively managed system of dams, pump stations, pipelines, and tunnels. In addition to servicing Cape Town, the system supplies water to towns in the Overberg, Boland, West Coast, and Swartland areas, and provides irrigation water for agriculture.​ </p><p>See the reading for 26 February ​2021.​<br></p><div class="mobile-scroll"><table style="height:358px;"> <caption><b>Current Dam Water Levels - 26/2/2021​</b> </caption> <tbody><tr><td rowspan="2" style="text-align:center;"> <strong>Major dams</strong> </td><td align="center" colspan="2"> <strong>​Storage</strong> </td></tr><tr><td align="center"> <strong>Ml</strong> </td><td align="center"> <strong>%</strong> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td align="center"> <strong>Capacity when full </strong></td><td align="center"> <strong> 26</strong><strong>/2/2021</strong> </td></tr><tr><td style="height:31px;">Berg River<br></td><td style="height:31px;text-align:right;">130 010</td><td style="height:31px;text-align:right;">76.8<br></td></tr><tr><td>Steenbras L​ower<br></td><td style="text-align:right;">33 517</td><td style="text-align:right;">​71.3<br></td></tr><tr><td>Steenbras Upper​<br></td><td style="text-align:right;">31 767</td><td style="text-align:right;">51.3<br></td></tr><tr><td>Theewaterskloof</td><td style="text-align:right;">480 188</td><td style="text-align:right;">80.9<br></td></tr><tr><td>Voëlvlei</td><td style="text-align:right;">164 095</td><td style="text-align:right;">71.4<br></td></tr><tr><td>Wemmershoek</td><td style="text-align:right;">58 644</td><td style="text-align:right;">77.3<br></td></tr><tr><td> <strong>Total Stored M​l</strong> </td><td style="text-align:right;text-decoration:underline;">898 221<br></td><td style="text-align:right;text-decoration:underline;">690 782<br></td></tr><tr><td> <strong>% Storage</strong> </td><td style="text-align:right;"> </td><td style="text-align:right;">76.9<br></td></tr></tbody></table>​​ <p>Because each dam size is different, the best indicator of overall dam water levels is the total quantity stored expressed as a percentage of total dam capacity. This statistic is shown in the bottom line of the table.​</p></div><h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Weekly levels</h2><p>See the reading for the week, 22 February 2021.​ </p><div class="mobile-scroll"><table><thead><tr><th rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="text-align:left;">Major dams<br></th><th rowspan="1" colspan="1">22/2/2021<br></th><th rowspan="1" colspan="1">Previous week</th><th rowspan="1" colspan="1">% 2020​​​</th></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" colspan="1">​Berg River</td><td rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="text-align:right;">78.0<br></td><td rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="text-align:right;">79.9<br></td><td rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="text-align:right;">​79.1<br></td></tr><tr style="text-align:right;"><td rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="text-align:left;">Steenbras Lower<br></td><td rowspan="1" colspan="1">​72.8<br></td><td rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="text-align:right;">​74.6<br></td><td rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="text-align:right;">70.9<br></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" colspan="1">​​Steenbras Upper<br></td><td rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="text-align:right;">52.3<br></td><td rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="text-align:right;">52.6<br></td><td rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="text-align:right;">98.7<br></td></tr><tr style="text-align:right;"><td rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="text-align:left;">Theewaterskloof<br></td><td rowspan="1" colspan="1">81.9<br></td><td rowspan="1" colspan="1">​83.9<br></td><td rowspan="1" colspan="1">​60.5<br></td></tr><tr style="text-align:right;"><td rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="text-align:left;">​Voëlvlei​<br></td><td rowspan="1" colspan="1">72.7<br></td><td rowspan="1" colspan="1">​74.9<br></td><td rowspan="1" colspan="1">​65.7<br></td></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td>Wemmershoek<br></td><td style="text-align:right;">78.5<br></td><td style="text-align:right;">80.5<br></td><td colspan="1" style="text-align:right;">65.9<br></td></tr><tr><td> <span style="font-weight:700;">Total Stored M​l</span> </td><td style="text-align:right;text-decoration:underline;">701 023<br></td><td style="text-align:right;text-decoration:underline;">718 598<br></td><td colspan="1" style="text-align:right;text-decoration:underline;">595 129<br></td></tr><tr><td> <span style="font-weight:700;">% Storage</span>​</td><td style="text-align:right;">78.0<br></td><td style="text-align:right;">80.0<br></td><td colspan="1" style="text-align:right;">66.3<br></td></tr></tbody></table>​</div>​​​ <p>You can also track how much water we have in our main dams supplying our city, compared to this day last week and and this day last year. To see a year-on-year comparison, please see <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/City%20research%20reports%20and%20review/damlevels.pdf" target="_blank">our extended weekly water report​</a>.</p>​ <div class="image-gallery-slider img-gal-1" id="img-gal-1" data-slide="1" data-slides="13" style="height:493.5px;"><div class="image-gallery-content" style="height:414px;">​ <figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-1"><img class="responsive" alt="Wemmershoek Dam - 25 September 2018" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/Wemmershoek%20-%2025%20September%202018.jpg" style="display:none;" /><figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <strong>Wemmershoek Dam</strong> - 25 September 2018</p> </figcaption> </figure><figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-2"><img class="responsive" alt="Voelvlei - 25 September 2018" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/Voelvlei%20-%2025%20September%202018.jpg" style="display:none;" /><figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <strong>Voelvlei Dam</strong> - 25 September 2018</p> </figcaption> </figure><figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-3"><img class="responsive" alt="Berg River - 25 September 2018" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/Berg%20River%20-%2025%20September%202018.jpg" style="display:none;" /><figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <strong>Berg River Dam</strong> - 25 September 2018</p> </figcaption> </figure><figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-4"><img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/Theewaterskloof_Dam_1_July_2017_1.jpg" alt="" style="display:none;" /><figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <strong>Theewaterskloof Dam</strong> - 8 July 2017</p> </figcaption> </figure><figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-5"><img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/Theewaterskloof_Dam_1_July_2017_7.jpg" alt="" style="display:none;" /><figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <strong>Theewaterskloof Dam</strong> - 8 July 2017</p> </figcaption> </figure><figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-6"><img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/Theewaterskloof_Dam_1_July_2017_10.jpg" alt="" style="display:none;" /><figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <strong>Theewaterskloof Dam</strong> - 8 July 2017</p> </figcaption> </figure><figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-7"><img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/Theewaterskloof%2028%20April%202017.jpg" alt="" style="display:none;" /><figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <strong>Th​eewatersklo​of Dam</strong> - 28 April 2017</p> </figcaption> </figure><figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-8"><img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/Steenbras%20dam%2027%20April%202017.jpg" alt="" style="display:none;" /><figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <strong>Steenbras Dam</strong> - 27 April 2017</p> </figcaption> </figure><figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-9"><img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/Steenbras%20Dam%2016%20February%202017.jpg" alt="" style="display:none;" /><figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <strong>Steenb​r​as Dam​​​</strong> - 16 February 2017</p> </figcaption> </figure>​ ​​ <figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-10"><img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/Steenbras_29_November_2016.jpg" alt="" style="display:none;" /><figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <strong>Steenbras Dam</strong> - 29 November 2016</p> </figcaption> </figure><figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-11"><img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/Bergriver_22_November_2016.jpg" alt="" style="display:none;" /><figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <strong>Berg River Dam</strong> - 22 November 2016</p> </figcaption> </figure><figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-12"><img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/Wemmershoek_11_November_2016.jpg" alt="" style="display:none;" /><figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <strong>Wemmershoek Dam</strong> - 11 November 2016</p> </figcaption> </figure><figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-13"><img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/Tweewaterkloof_9_August_2016.jpg" alt="" style="display:none;" /><figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <strong>Theewaterskloof Dam</strong> - 9 August 2016</p> </figcaption> </figure> </div><div class="image-gallery-control"><div class="image-gallery-caption"><p>Photographer – Bruce Sutherland</p></div><div class="image-gallery-nav"><div class="nav-info">1 of 1​3</div><div class="slide-next"> <i class="icon arrow-white-next">​​​</i>​​</div><div class="slide-prev"> <i class="icon arrow-white-prev"></i> </div></div></div></div><div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info toptip">​​​</i></div><div class="desc"><h4>Top tip</h4><p>The time to save water is when there is water to save! See our page on <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/greener-living/water-wise-in-the-home/saving-water"> saving water</a>. Also, find out more about <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/greener-living/water-wise-in-the-home/water-restrictions-explained"> water restrictions</a>.​</p></div></div><p>If you would like to find out about dam levels in the rest of the Western Cape or the rest of South Africa, visit the national<a href="https://www.dwa.gov.za/default.aspx" target="_blank"> Department of ​Water and Sanitation’s<i class="icon link-external"></i></a> weekly dam levels update.​</p>GP0|#a4065c81-1a6d-49a8-84c9-6efc1bc65904;L0|#0a4065c81-1a6d-49a8-84c9-6efc1bc65904|This week’s dam levels;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GPP|#b7d85630-8bda-4b28-adc9-6def4cb10e31;GPP|#a3964d56-b74d-4d64-95c1-ff381a88a277;GPP|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;GP0|#faea601b-ffcc-4935-8c80-db7d2320acc5;L0|#0faea601b-ffcc-4935-8c80-db7d2320acc5|This week’s dam levels;GPP|#dc7d603c-ae6b-49eb-8ff7-8f48e6169510;GPP|#99fac000-f3ac-4774-9ffd-e5e59a130e21;GPP|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24Find out about our city’s weekly dam levels, how they are measured and how they relate to water restrictions.0

 

 

Dam Levels Report: 22 February 2021251197GP0|#26e2df05-7764-4c74-b967-8ad28a2f21d4;L0|#026e2df05-7764-4c74-b967-8ad28a2f21d4|Report;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#74dbb0ce-0b0a-42e0-958b-10ee25e7fefd;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2021-02-21T22:00:00Z

 

 

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