#EveryDropCounts: Cape dam levels on the rise but some concerns remain

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Cape Town - The average dam level in the Western Cape has continued to increase over the past seven days with the average level for the province reaching 34.9%.

In 2018 the average level at the corresponding time was 25.9%. Some areas are better off than others, with dams supplying the City of Cape Town currently at an average of 47.5% (2018: 31.5%), one of the more positive numbers for the province.

Anton Bredell, Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning MEC, said another good news story is the fact that the Gamka dam in Beaufort-West currently stands at 45%.

“This dam has been empty for two years. The dam level looks set to increase given good rainfall in the mountain catchment areas. However, there remains great concern about the situation in the agriculture sector in the area. Many farms in the area have not received any rain yet.”...

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