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

DECEMBER 9, 2015
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

DamRiverFSCThis WeekLast WeekLast Year
Beervlei DamGroot River85.80.00.00.0
Belfort DamMafube River0.537.138.263.3
Binfield DamTyume River36.9100.0100.096.4
BoesmanskrantzdamOxkraal river4.999.299.3100.6
Bridle Drift DamBuffalo River98.097.698.483.4
Corana DamCorana River0.824.125.048.2
Darlington DamSondags River180.926.829.131.0
De Mistkraal DamLittle Fish River2.169.877.191.4
Debe damDebe river6.497.097.492.1
Doornrivier DamDoorn River17.162.662.564.5
Elands Drift DamGreat Fish River3.618.934.525.7
Gcuwa DamGcuwa River0.791.967.1100.0
Glen Melville Damsite6.344.650.382.4
Grassridge DamGroot Brak River46.224.323.727.4
Groendal DamSwartkops River11.7100.0100.1101.0
Gubu DamGubu River8.6100.3100.0100.5
Impofu DamKrom River105.8100.1100.469.3
Katrivier DamKat River24.7100.3100.3100.1
Kommandodrift DamTarka River55.973.174.682.5
Kouga DamKouga River126.0100.0100.488.5
Kromrivier DamKrom River35.3100.3100.561.1
Laing DamBuffalo River19.0100.4100.9100.5
Loerie DamLoerie Spruit3.198.8100.5100.7
Lubisi DamIndwe River158.174.076.085.4
Mabeleni DamMhlahlane River2.199.299.299.4
Macubeni damCacadu river3.479.080.599.0
Mlanga DamMlanga River1.614.415.452.2
Nahoon DamNahoon River19.389.089.880.0
Ncora DamTsomo River147.349.449.681.5
Nqadu DamNqadu River1.352.852.868.1
NqwebaSondags River44.842.243.066.0
Ntenetyana DamNtenetyana River1.647.347.874.0
Oxkraal DamOskraal River14.994.197.397.7
Rooikrantz DamBuffalo River4.8100.6100.678.9
Sandile DamKeiskamma River29.7100.1100.390.6
Sterkspruit DamSterkspruit9.5#85.985.9100.8
Toleni DamToleni River0.272.573.989.4
Tsojana DamTsojana River12.398.899.0100.0
Umtata DamMtata River244.7100.199.494.3
Waterdown DamKlipplaat River37.599.9100.3100.4
Wriggleswade DamKubisi River91.599.999.7100.1
Xilinxa DamXilinxa River13.941.344.775.6
Xonxa DamWhite Kei River115.999.797.6101.5

Total

1832.5

75.9

76.3

76.4