Nelson Mandela Bay reservoirs drop to 84.35%
According to data released on Tuesday by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, the Metro's reservoirs, which started the year at an average 100% full, had now dropped to an average of 84.35%.
The Loerie dam (the smallest dam), which had recorded the biggest drop to 24.95%, started filling up to 27.9% last week and to 36.5% this week. Loerie dam was virtually full at the start of the year. Last year,around this time, it was 58.8% full. Below is the latest figures;
Dam: Capacity – Volume of water
- Koega dam: 78.71% (was 80.1% last week)
- Churchill dam: 83.35% (no data from last week)
- Impofu dam: 92.27% (was 92.8% last week)
- Loerie dam: 36.5% (was 27.9% last week)
- Groendal dam: 88.83% (was 89.9% last week)
- Average all: 84.35 %
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.
Watch: SuzelleDIY - How to be Water Wise, Guys (featuring Helen Zille)
Elsewhere in the Eastern Cape, there are mixed fortunes with some dams drying out and others holding on.
Combined, all provincial dams are 74.3% full (last year, at this time, was 75.8%).
Eastern Cape Province State of Dams on 2016-03-21
# Means latest available data. FSC is full storage capacity in million cubic meters
|Dam||River||FSC||This Week||Last Week||Last Year|
|Beervlei Dam||Groot River||85.8||1.1||1.1||0.0|
|Belfort Dam||Mafube River||0.5||95.8||100.0||100.0|
|Binfield Dam||Tyume River||36.9||100.0||100.0||99.6|
|Bridle Drift Dam||Buffalo River||98.0||85.5||87.5||79.4|
|Corana Dam||Corana River||0.8||33.9||33.6||43.9|
|Darlington Dam||Sondags River||180.9||26.4||22.3||35.2|
|De Mistkraal Dam||Little Fish River||2.1||91.6||104.3||56.4|
|Debe dam||Debe river||6.4||87.6||88.0||94.5|
|Doornrivier Dam||Doorn River||17.1||57.6||57.8||63.6|
|Elands Drift Dam||Great Fish River||3.6||43.2||88.2||42.1|
|Gcuwa Dam||Gcuwa River||0.7||#100.0||100.0||68.1|
|Glen Melville Dam||site||6.3||98.9||95.1||65.7|
|Grassridge Dam||Groot Brak River||46.2||54.8||53.8||34.1|
|Groendal Dam||Swartkops River||11.7||89.0||89.9||98.4|
|Gubu Dam||Gubu River||8.6||100.5||99.6||100.6|
|Impofu Dam||Krom River||105.8||92.3||92.8||59.5|
|Katrivier Dam||Kat River||24.7||100.2||99.1||99.6|
|Kommandodrift Dam||Tarka River||55.9||65.7||65.2||70.2|
|Kouga Dam||Kouga River||126.0||78.8||80.1||71.1|
|Kromrivier Dam||Krom River||35.3||83.4||84.7||52.5|
|Laing Dam||Buffalo River||19.0||100.9||100.9||100.9|
|Loerie Dam||Loerie Spruit||3.1||36.5||27.9||58.8|
|Lubisi Dam||Indwe River||158.1||66.7||66.5||83.8|
|Mabeleni Dam||Mhlahlane River||2.1||100.0||100.0||100.0|
|Macubeni dam||Cacadu river||3.4||98.1||98.5||100.0|
|Mlanga Dam||Mlanga River||1.6||11.6||12.7||45.5|
|Nahoon Dam||Nahoon River||19.3||67.7||67.8||62.2|
|Ncora Dam||Tsomo River||147.3||75.6||73.5||95.3|
|Nqadu Dam||Nqadu River||1.3||50.6||50.2||70.9|
|Ntenetyana Dam||Ntenetyana River||1.6||54.1||40.6||100.0|
|Oxkraal Dam||Oskraal River||14.9||52.9||52.6||97.5|
|Rooikrantz Dam||Buffalo River||4.8||100.3||100.6||100.2|
|Sandile Dam||Keiskamma River||29.7||92.9||89.6||100.2|
|Toleni Dam||Toleni River||0.2||55.1||51.2||79.7|
|Tsojana Dam||Tsojana River||12.3||100.0||100.0||100.0|
|Umtata Dam||Mtata River||244.7||101.1||101.2||101.2|
|Waterdown Dam||Klipplaat River||37.5||91.3||96.0||99.6|
|Wriggleswade Dam||Kubisi River||91.5||100.2||101.4||100.3|
|Xilinxa Dam||Xilinxa River||13.9||29.2||28.7||70.6|
|Xonxa Dam||White Kei River||115.9||100.5||100.3||99.9|
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