Berg River’s sluice open, as dams fill up.
In May 2017 we took photos of Cape Town’s dam levels at the height of the drought. This is what the Berg River looked like then:
And this is what it looked like on Saturday:
And below is what Theewaterskloof, which can hold more than half of Cape Town’s water at capacity, looked like in 2017:
It is now 95% full.
As of Monday, the Berg River dam and both Steenbras dams are full. Theewaterskloof, Voëlvlei and Wemmershoek are all well over 90%. The dam levels are at 96% of their total capacity, by far the fullest they have been in at least five years (source: City of Cape Town’s weekly dam report).