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Major Storage Dams Marginally Lower

OCTOBER 29, 2014
Major Storage Dams Marginally Lower

The major storage dams supplying Nelson Mandela Bay were at a combined 77.94% of capacity when the most recent reading was taken on Monday, 0.1% lower than a week before.

Details released by the municipality show that the largest storage dam, the Kouga was at 87.68% of capacity compared to 85.92% a week ago, while the second largest, Impofu was at 71.99% compared to 72.51% last Monday.

The Churchill was at 61.18 on Monday, slightly up on the 60.97% recorded a week ago, while the Groendal remained at 100% and the Loerie was at 57.63% (58.87%).

Water and Sanitation Director, Barry Martin, warned recently that currently there was not sufficient water in the dams to sustain the municipality for the next 18- 24 months.

The SA Weather Service has said the metro would experience “reduced rain-fall “over the next five months. - MetroMinutes.


Photo caption: The Kouga Dam. Photo courtesy of www.safarinow.com