CAPE TOWN - All the dams in the Western Cape water supply system (WCWSS) are above 85% full, except the Theewaterkloof dam, the department of water and sanitation said on Tuesday.
This follows good rains which have fallen in the parts of the province in recent weeks. Theewaterskloof, which is the largest dam in the system, is at 71.67%, compared to 45.22% at the same time last year.
“We are pleased that both the Clanwilliam Dam and Bulshoek Dam in the West Coast have reached 90% respectively,” said the provincial head of the department of water and sanitation, Rashid Khan in a statement.
The Olifants/Doorn Catchment was more or less the same volume of the previous year at 98.60% due to the quick recovery of the Clanwilliam Dam the previous season, according to the department.
Khan said that the major challenge was the recovery of the dam levels in the Gouritz Catchment. While his department was pleased with Gamka Dam, there were concerns about other areas in the Gouritz River Catchment.