Water levels slightly drop in Metro dams but still 100% full combined

DECEMBER 9, 2015

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

DamRiverFSCThis WeekLast WeekLast 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
Boesmanskrantzdam Oxkraal river 4.9 99.2 99.3 100.6
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
Nqweba Sondags River 44.8 42.2 43.0 66.0
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
Sterkspruit Dam Sterkspruit 9.5 #85.9 85.9 100.8
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

Total

1832.5

75.9

76.3

76.4