Water Levels At Major Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Storage Dams Continue To Drop

SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
Water Levels At Major Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Storage Dams Continue To Drop

The five major storage dams supplying Nelson Mandela Bay were at a combined 78.17% of capacity yesterday, marginally down from the 78.49% recorded on August 25 and are currently holding 220 093 megalitres of water.

In releasing the figures, the municipality said the largest dam, the Kouga, was currently at 84.26% of capacity, down slightly from the 84.92% recorded a week ago.

The second largest dam, the Impofu, was at 75.18% yesterday, down from 75.56% on August 25. The Churchill has remained static at 60.50% of capacity.

The second smallest dam, the Groendal, was at 98.40% of capacity yesterday, which is also the same figure as was recorded a week ago, while the smallest storage dam, the Loerie, has risen from 46.60% to 56.64% over the past week.

The municipality announced last week that wide-ranging water restrictions would be introduced from October 1.

This step has been taken following the annual modeling carried out by the Department of Water and Sanitation that predicted a water shortage crisis by 2015. As a result, Nelson Mandela Bay has been restricted to 90% of its annual water allocation from all its resources with effect from July 1, 2014. - MetroMinutes.

 

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