Metro Storage Dams Now Down To 77.38%

SEPTEMBER 18, 2014

The five major storage dams supplying Nelson Mandela Bay were at a combined 77.38% of capacity when the latest reading was taken on Monday, marginally down on the 77.94% recorded on September 8.

Figures released by the municipality show that the largest storage dam, the Kouga, was at 83.81% of capacity, down from the 84.26% recorded a week before.

The second largest dam, the Impofu, was at 74.26%, down from 75.79% a week ago, while the Churchill had dropped from 60.04% to 59.37% in the space of a week.

The Groendal remained at 98.40% while the smallest dam, the Loerie, had dropped from 53.21% to 47.59%.

In its annual assessment, the National Department of Water Affairs and Sanitation has projected that Nelson Mandela Bay will experience another drought in 2015.- MetroMinutes


Photo Caption: Time to save water in the Nelson Mandela Bay due to the water storage dams not being at full capacity. Photo courtesy of