Cape Town’s dam levels are steadily increasing as the rainy winter season progresses, and the deluges that fell over the weekend pushed the Cape’s feeder dam levels up by nearly 3%.

Just last year, Cape Town began the slow road to recovery after a devastating drought. This year, dam levels have begun tentatively creeping past the halfway mark.

An increase of 2.79% was measured after the rain that fell over the course of last week and the weekend, bringing the average level up to 52.59%.

A 2.35% increase was also noted for the Western Cape’s overall dam capacity, bringing it up to 39.38%.




Cape Town’s latest dam levels. Source: City of Cape Town

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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.