An overview of the latest dam levels have been released by the City of Cape Town, this is how we’re faring.

The city and surrounds received a generous amount of rainfall early last week. Some suburbs recorded 25mm over the course of two days – some much-needed respite from the ongoing drought, but despite this, collective dam levels still dipped by 0.1%, bringing them to a total of 36.1%.

 

Cape Town dam level waterCape Town water dam levels

 

Meanwhile, the higher Western Cape peaks received an unusual dusting of November snowfall last week. Conditions have been favourable for snow at least three times this month, with the Matroosberg Private Nature Reserve issuing a statement that it was the first time in “many years” that it has snowed so frequently in November. Snow-capped peaks could be seen as close to Cape Town as Worcester on Wednesday morning.

 

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Image courtesy Snow Report SA

 

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Justin Williams

Justin Williams is a born-and-bred Capetonian with a flair for writing. His icons include the late South African authors Lawrence Green, Eric Rosenthal and T.V. Bulpin, literary figures who continuously inspire him to cover the avenues of lifestyle, travel and nature in a local context. When Justin's not covering a story, he can be found in the mountains - he's a renowned wild food forager and is currently learning herbalism.