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