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Some good rainfall in areas but not yet enough to change our water situation

May 4, 2017
Some good rainfall in areas but not yet enough to change our water situation

According to the Port Elizabeth office of the South African Weather Service, it mixed bag as far as rainfall figures are concerned on Thursday morning.

"The most promising figure is the 22mm at Kouga dam and the 17mm at Patensie, which should give a bit of runoff, however the influence on the dam levels will be minimal," described Garth Sampson, the SA Weather Service's Client Liaison Officer  for the Eastern Cape.

"The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality dam levels are at present just over 40% full on average." 

The Metro previously warned that the last 10% of this water is unusable, which means its dams, which also supply the Kouga region, are sitting at 30% full.

Port Elizabeth

  • Airport                                  9 mm
  • 3rd Ave Dip                          22 mm
  • Riverstone                          14 mm
  • Coega                                   18 mm
  • Lovemore Heights           6 mm

Uitenhage                           20 mm

Addo                                     30 mm

Port Alfred                          22 mm

East London                       12 mm

Grhamstown                     19 mm

Ft Beaufort                         29 mm

Queenstown                     12 mm

Mthatha                              1 mm

Cradock                                11 mm

Patensie                              17 mm

Kareedouw                        10 mm

Joubertina                          1 mm

Uitenhage                           20 mm

Elands River                        21 mm 

Kouga                                   22 mm

Willowmore                       3 mm