Capetonians across the Cape are rejoicing today as the Mother City’s dam levels have officially pushed past the 80% mark for the first time in years.

As of August 16, 2019, Cape Town’s overall water storage reached 81.3% thanks to the bountiful rains that graced the province last week.

The city’s lowest storage dam – Theewaterskloof – has finally pushed above the 70% mark, reaching 71.6% as of today.

Berg River and Steenbras Lower are Cape Town’s fullest dams at 100.5% and 100.7% respectively, followed by Steenbras Upper at 97.5% and Wemmershoek at 86.6%.

 

No more rainy weather is forecast for this week but we are hoping to see some showers early next week.

Locals across the Cape happily shared their experiences as water rushed towards the dams over the weekend:

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