The City of Cape Town’s dams are nearly filled to capacity.
A view of the Theewaterskloof Dam near Cape Town. Picture: EWN
CAPE TOWN – The City of Cape Town’s dams are nearly filled to capacity.
Officials said that dams supplying water to the Western Cape were nearly 80% full.
The Karoo region’s water supply, in particular the agriculture sector, is however still a concern.
Provincial Local Government spokesperson, James-Brent Styan, urged residents to keep using water sparingly.
“We see the Theewaterskloof Dam, the biggest dam in the province, at 99.57% full, so literally almost 100% full which would be an incredible turnaround from a dam that was in very severe distress only two-and-a-half years ago. The Clanwilliam Dam is 100% full.”