The total capacity of dams supplying the Cape Town metro increased by 2,7%, from 98,9% to 101,6% thanks to the heavy rains over the past weekend.
During this time last year dam levels were at 90,3%.
“Dams supplying Cape Town have for the second year running crested the 100% mark – this year sooner than in 2020, when dams hit full capacity in October. Prior to that, dams were last full in 2014,” the City said in a statement.
Despite the robust water levels the City of Cape Town has encouraged residents to continue in their water-saving efforts.
“Cape Town is located in a water-scarce region, and our climate – particularly in Southern Africa – is proving increasingly unpredictable. The City is enhancing its management of existing water supply, and it accepts the responsibility that it needs to step beyond its municipal mandate in terms of bulk water supply provision, as we did during the recent drought. In the face of rising temperatures globally, and erratic rainfall patterns, the City is pushing ahead with realising the objectives laid out in the Water Strategy of building resilience and water security for this generation and generations to come.”