The rainy weather that continues to dowse the Mother City has done its job and further increased the Cape’s dams pushing the overall levels close to the 75% mark.

As of July 31, Cape Town’s overall dam levels sit at a healthy 74.6% with the lowest dam, Theewaterskloof, sitting at 65.2%, the highest it has been in five years.

Both Berg River and Steenbras Upper dams are past 100% capacity while Steenbras Lower, Voëlvlei and Wemmershoek remain steady in the 70s.

Many are predicting that Cape Town’s dam levels will reach the 80% mark before November this year and with the bountiful rains expected in the coming weeks it is very likely.

From next week, the Mother City will receive at least three days of downpours and we’re looking forward to it.

This week’s rains brought locals all over some welcomed wet weather, with Durbanville receiving 8mm of rain and Worcester 23mm:


Picture: Twitter/Dirk Boshoff.

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