Dam levels currently at an average 73% full

AUGUST 23, 2016

The intermittent rains and showers over the Eastern Cape in recent weeks have ensured that the average water level in the five dams supplying the Nelson Mandela Bay holds at just above 70%. 

According to figures released on Monday by the municipality, the Metro's reservoirs, which started the year at an average 100% full, are currently at 73% full.

The biggest drop has been witnessed at the Loerie dam (the smallest dam), which was virtually full at the start of the year, but now stands at a low 29.15% full. Below is the latest figures;

Dam and  Current Capacity

  • Koega dam: 66.93%
  • Churchill dam: 61.86%
  • Impofu dam: 83.72%
  • Loerie dam: 29.15%
  • Groendal dam: 78.78%
  • Average all: 72.69 %

Local residents are encouraged to do all they can to conserve water and to report leaks to the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality as experts have warned of a general water crisis facing the country as a whole.

Meanwhile, the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality on Monday said that it will be shutting down the Churchill pipelines, where they cross the Maitlands River, to undertake repair work necessitated by a leakage problem.

Read more about it here> BE ADVISED: MUNICIPALITY TO SHUTDOWN CHURCHILL PIPELINES FOR REPAIRS