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WATCH VIDEO: Lorie Dam overflowing following two days of heavy rains

Nov 17, 2017
WATCH VIDEO: Lorie Dam overflowing following two days of heavy rains

A local farmer in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality catchment area has posted a video of the Lorie Dam, the smallest of five dams supplying the Metro, overflowing following the rains that fell over the Eastern and Southern Cape on Wednesday and Thursday.

According to the Port Elizabeth office of the South African Weather Service, the main catchment area for the Metro and the Kouga Local Municipality measured rain in excess of 50 mm over the two days.

"We have reports from Gamtoos Water that 5 cubic meters per second of water is flowing into the Kouga Dam," also said Garth Sampson, Client Liaison Officer for the Eastern Cape at the South African Weather Service. 

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