Water levels slightly drop in Metro dams but still 100% full combined
While the water levels in three dams supplying the Nelson Mandela Bay slightly fell this week, figures released on Monday by the Department of Water and Sanitation show that the Metro's reservoirs are still 100% full on average.
Dam: Capacity – Volume of water
- Koega dam: 99.960%
- Churchill dam: 100%
- Impofu dam: 100%
- Loerie dam: 98.81%
- Groendal dam: 100%
- Average all: 100%
Still, 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.
Across the Eastern Cape, it is, however, mixed bag with some dams full and others critical.
According to the Department of Water and Sanitation, in total Eastern Cape dams are about 75.9% - a fall from the previous weeks.
Eastern Cape Province State of Dams on 2015-12-07
FSC is full storage capacity in million cubic meters
|Dam||River||FSC||This Week||Last Week||Last Year|
|Beervlei Dam||Groot River||85.8||0.0||0.0||0.0|
|Belfort Dam||Mafube River||0.5||37.1||38.2||63.3|
|Binfield Dam||Tyume River||36.9||100.0||100.0||96.4|
|Bridle Drift Dam||Buffalo River||98.0||97.6||98.4||83.4|
|Corana Dam||Corana River||0.8||24.1||25.0||48.2|
|Darlington Dam||Sondags River||180.9||26.8||29.1||31.0|
|De Mistkraal Dam||Little Fish River||2.1||69.8||77.1||91.4|
|Debe dam||Debe river||6.4||97.0||97.4||92.1|
|Doornrivier Dam||Doorn River||17.1||62.6||62.5||64.5|
|Elands Drift Dam||Great Fish River||3.6||18.9||34.5||25.7|
|Gcuwa Dam||Gcuwa River||0.7||91.9||67.1||100.0|
|Glen Melville Dam||site||6.3||44.6||50.3||82.4|
|Grassridge Dam||Groot Brak River||46.2||24.3||23.7||27.4|
|Groendal Dam||Swartkops River||11.7||100.0||100.1||101.0|
|Gubu Dam||Gubu River||8.6||100.3||100.0||100.5|
|Impofu Dam||Krom River||105.8||100.1||100.4||69.3|
|Katrivier Dam||Kat River||24.7||100.3||100.3||100.1|
|Kommandodrift Dam||Tarka River||55.9||73.1||74.6||82.5|
|Kouga Dam||Kouga River||126.0||100.0||100.4||88.5|
|Kromrivier Dam||Krom River||35.3||100.3||100.5||61.1|
|Laing Dam||Buffalo River||19.0||100.4||100.9||100.5|
|Loerie Dam||Loerie Spruit||3.1||98.8||100.5||100.7|
|Lubisi Dam||Indwe River||158.1||74.0||76.0||85.4|
|Mabeleni Dam||Mhlahlane River||2.1||99.2||99.2||99.4|
|Macubeni dam||Cacadu river||3.4||79.0||80.5||99.0|
|Mlanga Dam||Mlanga River||1.6||14.4||15.4||52.2|
|Nahoon Dam||Nahoon River||19.3||89.0||89.8||80.0|
|Ncora Dam||Tsomo River||147.3||49.4||49.6||81.5|
|Nqadu Dam||Nqadu River||1.3||52.8||52.8||68.1|
|Ntenetyana Dam||Ntenetyana River||1.6||47.3||47.8||74.0|
|Oxkraal Dam||Oskraal River||14.9||94.1||97.3||97.7|
|Rooikrantz Dam||Buffalo River||4.8||100.6||100.6||78.9|
|Sandile Dam||Keiskamma River||29.7||100.1||100.3||90.6|
|Toleni Dam||Toleni River||0.2||72.5||73.9||89.4|
|Tsojana Dam||Tsojana River||12.3||98.8||99.0||100.0|
|Umtata Dam||Mtata River||244.7||100.1||99.4||94.3|
|Waterdown Dam||Klipplaat River||37.5||99.9||100.3||100.4|
|Wriggleswade Dam||Kubisi River||91.5||99.9||99.7||100.1|
|Xilinxa Dam||Xilinxa River||13.9||41.3||44.7||75.6|
|Xonxa Dam||White Kei River||115.9||99.7||97.6||101.5|
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