Videos of the Breede River flowing, and gushing water at Theewaterskloof, has brought relief to Western Cape residents. The videos posted on ReenvalSA are a sight for sore eyes. On Monday, the Western Cape Government said the average dam levels for the province improved from last week’s 16.6% to 19% and the City’s dam levels increased to 24% from the previous week’s 21.1%.

This was largely due to rainfall in the area. Another cold front will hit Cape Town on Wednesday evening, bringing a 30% chance of rain and lower temperatures. The rain will continue into Thursday and then again on Saturday.

MEC for Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell, said is it ‘heartening’ to see dam levels increasing. “Most major dams in the Western Cape are showing slight increases,” he said. The Voelvlei, Theewaterskloof and Bergriver dams have all seen improvement compared to last week.

Capetonians have been urged to continue their water saving efforts because the drought is far from over.


Picture: Charles Phillips / Twitter

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