Cape Town water storage has reached a long-awaited milestone as of August 1 2019 – dam levels are finally past the 75% mark, sitting at an overall capacity of 75.5%, and with more rain on the way expectations are high.
Capetonians across the Mother City are rejoicing at the current dam levels which are significantly higher than they were in 2018, when they sat at 56.8%.
The lowest of all the major dams are Theewaterskloof, currently at a storage capacity of 66.1%, followed by Voelvlei at 76.4%, Steenbras Lower at 76.7% and Wemmershoek at a steady 76.9%.
Both Berg River and Steenbras Upper continue to hold their 101.7% storage capacity and are expected to overflow with more rains predicted to arrive on Monday and continue until Wednesday evening. This rainfall is expected to increase water storage significantly.
Monday will bring showers and highs of 15°C with lows of 12°C, Tuesday more showers as well as highs of 16°C and lows of 12°C, and Wednesday will bring scattered showers along with highs of 15°C and lows of 10°C.
Congratulations Cape Town, we’ve come a long way from being faced with the threat of a once-looming Day Zero.