Residents of the Western Cape can start breathing a sigh of relief as dam levels take yet another leap higher following last week’s rainfall. Dam levels as of Monday, 11 June sit at 31.8%, resulting in a 2.0% increase from last week’s levels.
The City of Cape Town has recorded 216mm of rain during the month of May, which is higher than what was recorded at the same time last year.
The South African Weather Service has forecast more rain for this coming week starting on Thursday, all the way through to next week Wednesday.
The Wemmershoek dam currently sits at 58% capacity, the Bergriver dam at 54% capacity, the Voelvlei dam at 24% capacity, and the Theewaterskloof dam at 21% capacity.
Western Cape Local Government and Environmental Affairs MEC, Anton Bredell, said that while dam levels are up, the drought is still far from over.
He added that a lot more rain is needed before the end of the winter season, saying that another cold front is expected to hit the Western Cape from Thursday onwards.