The ultimate principal cold the front improved the combined dam degree totals by means of 7%. Just a few weeks later, we stand on the verge of every other bumper rainfall episode. Over the past seven days, the facilities have elevated their water levels by means of 2.43%, taking them up to 63.83% full in total.
The dams which serve the wider Western Cape are also enjoying their own renaissance: They’ve long gone up by 2.34% on account that final Monday, putting them tantalisingly close to the half-full mark. In fact, there have been weekly will increase throughout the board for both the municipality and the province.
Voëlvlei dam – 69.1% full this week (July 2018: 57.4% / Last week: 66.6%).
Berg River Dam 92.7% full this week (July 2018: 85.6% / Last week: 90.1%).
Theewaterskloof dam – 53.1% full this week (July 2018: 41.2% / Last week: 51.2%).
Clanwilliam Dam – 47.3% full this week (July 2018: 98.6% / Last week: 41.7%).
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Anton Bredell is the Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning for the Western Cape. He explained that the incoming storm forecast to land on Tuesday would carry extra remedy to the Cape Town dam levels, but also posed a giant flooding hazard to locals. It’s a basic “rough with the smooth” situation.
“The Western Cape Disaster Management Centre has been alerted with the aid of the South African Weather Service that negative weather conditions are expected from later these days (Monday) to Wednesday as two cold fronts are shifting in rapidly.”
“We assume similar heavy rainfall in the Cape Winelands, Overberg and West Coast Districts. Heavy rain will at times lead to localised flooding and disruptions are to be anticipated in traffic as properly as casual contract areas.” – Anton Bredell