Cape Town’s dam levels are officially below the 50% mark as of Monday April 1 2019, creating concern among locals and causing many to reevaluate their water usage.

Currently, combined all Cape Town dams are at an average of 49.8% full, compared to an average of 21.4% at the same time last year.

Individually, Theewaterskloof dam is 38.8% full, Clanwilliams Dam 22.3% and Voëlvlei dam 61.4%.

Residents have their fingers crossed that the incoming rains expected to hit the province on Thursday will do their part to bolster the dwindling dam levels and help push the average level back above the 50% mark.

Those in the Mother City on Thursday can expect a cool high of 17°C and a chilly low of 13°C with a 100% chance of precipitation, so remember to bring your umbrella along on your daily commute.

Picture: The City of Cape Town

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Aimee Pace

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