Dams in the Western Cape are now at 84% capacity. Within the last week, the dam’s water levels have increased by 5.3% thanks to much rainfall.

Berg River is the fullest dam with 101.2% capacity. Steenbras Upper and Steenbras Lower are the second and third fullest dams, with 100.9% and 91.7% capacity respectively.

This time last year, dams were at 81.4% capacity.

The province will have more rain this week that will boost these numbers even further. On Sunday, August 16 the South African Weather Service (SAWS) released a severe weather warning.

Residents can expect very cold weather and disruptive snowfall over the high lying areas of Cape Winelands, Central Karoo and Garden Route Districts from the evening of Sunday to Tuesday, August 18.

SAWS further projects heavy rainfall leading to localised flooding across the coastal regions of the province, from Cape Town to the Garden Route over the period.

Read the report here: Dam Levels August 17

Picture: City of Cape Town

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