The City of Cape Town’s dam levels have risen by 4.6% since last week’s readings, bringing the City’s water resources to a capacity of 42.7%, with the Theewaterskloof dam seeing a particularly healthy rise.

The dam is now at 30.4% capacity, compared to last week’s 27.2%, with 480 188 million cubic metres of water. Just a year ago, the very same dam’s levels sat at 17% full.

In February, the dam levels were 11.5% full, forcing authorities to drill into the dam to extracts the last 10% of water.

The Department of Water and Sanitation has said that the province is not yet out of the woods as it may take up to four seasons of rainfall to fully replenish dams.

Weekly dam levels (Source: City of Cape Town)


Daily water levels (Source: City of Cape Town)


All major water resource readings (Source: City of Cape Town)

To view the city’s full weekly water report, click here.

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.