Western Cape dam levels rise as cold front brings snow to province

The official dam level stats in the Western Cape will continue to rise with another cold front due to hit the province this weekend.

As reported by The South African website, a strong cold front is due to arrive on Sunday, bringing snow to the Western Cape – and rain for a full week.

The six major dams in the Western Cape – the Berg River, Steenbras Lower, Steenberg Upper, Theewaterskloof, Voelvlei and Wemmershoek – have all seen increases in capacity.

Down on last year

The City of Cape Town uploaded its latest stats on Thursday, 4 July.

The latest figures show the six dams are a combined 68.5% of total storage.

That’s exactly the same as the 68.5% the previous week.

However, the levels are considerably down on the same period a year ago when the combined percentage stood at 96.8%.

Theewaterskloof, which accounts for more than 50% of the province’s total dam capacity (480 188 MI of a total of 898 221 MI) is at 63.5% of capacity, while the next biggest dam, Voëlvlei (164 095 MI), is at 60.1%.

Western Cape residents need no reminding of life during the ‘Day Zero’ water crisis from mid-2017 to mid-2018.

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