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Catchment areas get most of rains that fell over Eastern and Southern Cape

Sep 10, 2018
Catchment areas get most of rains that fell over Eastern and Southern Cape

The recent rains over the Eastern and Southern Cape have brought some relief to the drought-stricken Nelson Mandela Bay and Kouga regions according to data released by the South African Weather Service's Port Elizabeth office.

The data shows that the Bay's catchment areas recieved much of the rains that fell across the Eastern and South Cape over the first 10 days of September.

"The Kouga dam is currently 31% full while the Churchill dam is at 89% ," described Garth Sampson, the South African Weather Service's Client Liaison Officer for the Eastern Cape..

"Flow at Stuurman (near Joubertina) is 57 KUM per sec flow g while Groendaal dam is a reported at 44% full."

The following is the OFFICIAL rainfall figures for September up to 08h00 on 10 September 2018

9/10/2018

Station Names

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Total

Nelson Mandela Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AWOS

Port Elizabeth Airport

0.0

0.6

40.8

3.6

NIL

1.6

11.0

29.4

7.4

2.2

96.6

ARS

3rd Ave Dip

NIL

0.2

32.2

5.6

NIL

1.2

13.2

64.8

24.8

1.4

143.4

ARS

Blue Horizon Bay

NIL

0.2

27.2

2.6

NIL

NIL

7.0

43.8

28.2

2.6

111.6

AWSH

Chatty

NIL

NIL

39.2

1.0

NIL

2.4

10.4

20.8

10.8

0.2

84.8

AWS

Coega

NIL

NIL

26.6

0.8

NIL

3.0

10.2

9.2

7.0

NIL

56.8

AWSH

Fettes Road

NIL

NIL

39.8

0.8

NIL

2.2

11.8

51.4

9.8

0.6

116.4

ARS

Flower Reserve

NIL

NIL

35.4

0.6

NIL

NIL

8.6

50.8

26.6

0.4

122.4

AWSH

Motherwell

NIL

NIL

33.0

1.8

NIL

0.4

6.8

21.8

7.0

0.2

71.0

ARS

Riverstone Bridge

NIL

0.4

44.4

5.8

NIL

1.4

8.4

29.8

15.4

NIL

105.6

ARS

St Albans

NIL

0.2

28.4

2.4

NIL

0.2

11.4

40.0

30.4

0.4

113.4

AWS

Uitenhage

NIL

NIL

37.8

0.4

NIL

3.2

10.0

16.2

8.6

NIL

76.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.0

Catchment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Station Names

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Total

AWS

Joubertina

NIL

2.4

32.2

1.6

NIL

NIL

7.8

163.4

37.0

1.0

245.4

Man

Kareedouw

NIL

3.0

40.0

NIL

NIL

NIL

7.0

155.0

49.0

0.0

254.0

Man

Kouga Dam

*

*

30.0

NIL

NIL

NIL

9.5

*

*

*

39.5

AWS

Patensie

NIL

NIL

42.2

0.2

NIL

NIL

8.8

41.0

17.4

0.4

110.0

Man

Swartkops

 

0.1

0.1

49.6

1.1

NIL

3.3

11.7

26.8

11.3

*

104.0

Man

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Towns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Station Names

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Total

AWS

Addo

NIL

NIL

36.2

6.8

NIL

NIL

17.6

15.4

 

 

76.0

AWS

Bisho/KWT

NIL

NIL

12.4

4.8

NIL

NIL

39.6

nil

0.8

0.8

58.4

AWS

Cape St Francis

NIL

0.2

26.2

1.6

NIL

NIL

0.2

25.2

21.4

2.2

77.0

AWS

Cradock

NIL

NIL

2.0

NIL

NIL

NIL

13.6

NIL

11.6

NIL

27.2

AWS

East London

NIL

0.2

4.4

1.2

NIL

0.2

28.6

NIL

NIL

0.0

34.6

AWS

Fort Beaufort

NIL

NIL

5.4

NIL

NIL

NIL

37.4

0.2

2.2

NIL

45.2

AWS

George

NIL

NIL

3.8

NIL

NIL

1.5

18.5

30.0

10.5

NIL

64.3

AWS

Graaff Reinet

NIL

NIL

2.8

NIL

NIL

NIL

14.4

10.8

11.4

NIL

39.4

AWS

Grahamstown

NIL

0.8

2.0

0.8

NIL

NIL

29.6

0.2

6.6

1.4

41.4

AWS

Henry`s Flats

NIL

NIL

8.0

NIL

NIL

NIL

13.2

1.2

1.8

NIL

24.2

AWS

Joubertina

NIL

2.4

32.2

1.6

NIL

NIL

7.8

163.4

37.0

1.0

245.4

AWS

Mossel Bay

NIL

NIL

4.4

NIL

1.8

1.2

20.0

36.2

7.0

NIL

70.6

AWS

Mthatha

NIL

NIL

3.6

NIL

0.2

1.0

18.2

0.6

0.4

NIL

24.0

AWS

Plettenberg bay

NIL

NIL

14.0

0.2

NIL

6.2

23.6

95.4

25.0

NIL

164.4

AWS

Port Alfred

NIL

0.6

12.8

8.4

NIL

NIL

28.8

NIL

6.8

0.4

57.8

AWS

Queenstown

*

NIL

NIL

0.2

NIL

NIL

25.8

NIL

NIL

NIL

26.0