Storage Dams Drop To 78.49% of Capacity
The five major storage dams supplying Nelson Mandela Bay were at a combined 78.49% of capacity on August 25 and are currently holding 221 019 mega-litres of water.
This means the dams have lost close to 1% of their total capacity over the past week.
In releasing the figures, the municipality said the largest dam, the Kouga, was currently at 84.92% of capacity, which is close to 1% less than the 85.69% recorded a week ago.
The second largest dam, the Impofu, was at 75.56% on August 25, down from 75.90% on August 18, and the Churchill was at 60.50% on August 25, down from the 62.65% recorded a week ago.
The second smallest dam, the Groendal, was at 98.40% of capacity, down from 98.80%, while the Loerie has dropped from 48.78% to 46.60% over the past week.
CAPTION: Impofu dam overflowing back in 2011. IMAGE sourced from jbaynews.com
The major storage dams supplying Nelson Mandela Bay were at a combined 77.96% of capacity when the latest reading was taken on Monday, more than 1% higher than a week earlier.
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