After yesterday’s announcement about the upgrade to level 5 water restrictions, let’s take a look at how the current dam levels are faring at the beginning of September 2017.

A marginal collective increase of 0.9% was recorded since last Monday’s weekly dam level update. It is fantastic to see that Steenbras Lower and Upper are sitting at over full capacity, but this water will be used to supplement the drier dams, such as Theewaterskloof – currently at 26.8%.

Cape Town dam levels September 2017

On a weather front, the South African Weather Service issued a statement last week which painted a gloomy picture for any potential rainfall to occur for the South-western Cape for the foreseeable future.

cape town dam levels weather forecast

However, weather forecast sites are predicting mild rain for Tuesday and Thursday, with up to 15mm expected in some places for the latter. Up to 16mm fell in some places last week, as per the City of Cape Town’s rainfall count:

Cape Town dam levels rainfall August 2017

 

Photography Jason Lewis

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