Dam levels on 60% – call to use water responsibly

The latest average dam level for the Western Cape is 59.9% (2018: 57.1%) with the City of Cape Town dams on average 77.8% full.
The Voëlvlei Dam is on 82.6% full this week (2018: 87.6%. Last week: 85%).

Heading into the peak summer tourism and holiday season, Anton Bredell, the minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape has repeated the call to use water responsibly.
“We call on the public to take notice of the continuing challenges in some areas of the province and to use water responsibly. Overall, we are much better off than we have been for many years but we want to continue to urge people to use water sparingly, with the eye on the coming year.”
Bredell and the provincial disaster management centre is also in constant contact with Eskom and can confirm that the likelihood for any loadshedding for the coming week remains low at the moment.

“However, the electricity grid remains under pressure and we want to urge the public to continue to keep electricity usage as low as possible to better enable Eskom to avoid having to loadshed. If demand is kept low, then Eskom is able to do the work needed to better stabilize the entire grid.”
The provincial disaster management centre remains activated throughout the holiday period. – (Media Release)

Voëlvlei dam – 82.6% full this week (2018: 87.6%. Last week: 85%)
Bergriver Dam 94% full this week (2018: 92.8%. Last week: 95.8%).
Theewaterskloof dam – 69% full this week (2018: 52.4%. Last week: 70%)
Clanwilliam Dam 71.9%. (2018: 77.9%. Last week: 76.5%)

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