The Department of Water Affairs's Giel van Deventer, who manages the Berg River catchment area, said the race - which started on Wednesday and ends on Saturday - said the cold front and rain in the Western Cape last week had sent the river levels soaring.
Van Deventer said the river is running at 100 cubic metres per second and lower down, around Drie Heuwels, the river is flowing at over 250 cubic metres, which has resulted in the Misverstand Dam overflowing in the past week.
Local government, environmental affairs and development planning MEC Anton Bredell agreed with Van Deventer, and said the dams feeding the City are all looking much healthier.
“Only weeks ago, the Clanwilliam Dam was below 10%. The dam, one of the biggest in the province, is full and the sluices were opened at the past weekend. It's an incredible turnaround,” said Bredell.