Cape Town - The dams feeding the Western Cape have reached an average level of 48.7%, a stark increase from a year ago, where levels were still at 25%.
The dams feeding Cape Town were at 54.7%, the department of environmental affairs and development planning said.
The biggest dam in the province, Theewaterskloof, that was critically low just months ago, was at 40%, local government MEC Anton Bredell said.
“The dam was in a terrible state only weeks ago, reaching levels of below 10%. It is reassuring to see the levels increasing to above 40% and the levels are expected to continue rising.”
Bredell said the situation in the Gouritz River Catchment area remained serious.