After a weekend of persistent rain, the Western Cape’s Garden Route dam level has risen by a reported 24.5%.
According to the George municipality, the dam’s level rose from 64.5% last Wednesday, January 15, to 89% by Monday, January 20. This number is expected to rise even higher as more rainfall is predicted.
“Persistent solid rainfall from last week Wednesday (15/01) to today (Monday 20/01) has led to the dam level for today reading 89% with a total rainfall of 148mm recorded,” reads a statement by George municipality.
“The official dam reading is calculated every Wednesday by the George Municipality and will be provided. It is expected to rise even further due to continued run-off and further rainfall expected this week.”
The number might be affected as the Garden Route Dam needs to be recalibrated by the Department of Water Affairs following the raising of the wall. Until this process has been completed all readings are based on the previous dam wall height.
Here are the current major dam water levels as of January 21, 2020.