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The Gouritz River catchment, however, is experiencing low levels of 18% – the lowest in two years
Latest update: 20 August 2018
The city is experiencing a much better week as dam levels are stabilising and have seen an increase of 1.3% from 58.8% to 60.1%.
The Olifants/Cape Doorn River catchment, which contributes to the Western Cape dam system, is 98.27% full.
This is the first time since 2016 that dams have reached this level.
Anton Bredell, the Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape, says increased rainfall over the past few months has provided some relief.
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“The notable exception is the Gouritz River catchment area where the current levels of 18% are way off the levels of 45% seen in 2016.
"The system remains vulnerable and demand is sure to pick up in the coming summer months,