Cape Town - A year ago, the dams supplying the Western Cape with water were at a staggering 26%, and by the end of April, just 18% remained.
Now, the Western Cape Government has announced that the dam levels have reached, and surpassed, 50%
The dams feeding the City of Cape Town were at a collective 56%.
Local government, environmental affairs and development planning MEC for the Western Cape Anton Bredell said the rainfall this winter season had provided much needed relief.
“We have received a lot of water. That, along with the province’s augmentation work over the past three years and the public’s efforts to conserve water has seen us through a very dry period. We want to thank each and every person who has played a part in managing this drought.”