Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Storage Dams Continue To Drop

SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Storage Dams Continue To Drop

The five major storage dams supplying Nelson Mandela Bay were at a combined 77.94% of capacity when the latest reading was taken on Monday.

This is marginally down on the 78.17% recorded on September 1.

In releasing the figures, the municipality said that the largest dam, the Kouga, was currently at 84.30% of capacity, which is slightly higher than the 84.26% recorded a week ago.

The second largest dam, the Impofu, was at 74.79% on Monday, down from 75.18% a week ago.

The Churchill had dropped from 60.50% to 60.04%, with the Groendal remaining at 98.40% of capacity and the smallest, the Loerie, dropping from 56.64% to 53.21%.

The municipality has announced that water restrictions will be introduced from October 1.

This follows a prediction that the metro will experience a drought in 2015.