Mohamed Ameen Dabhelia - 01/02/2017
The Department of Water and Sanitation has revealed that the national storage of dams around South Africa have shown a slight increase of 0.8% from 54.2% last week to 55% this week.
They claim that the recent rains did not make that much of an impact on dams as the drought continues to grip some parts of the country.
Spokesperson Sputnik Ratau says that it is important that water users adhere to water restrictions imposed by their respective municipalities and continue using water sparingly.
“The Vaal Dam water levels have gone up from 63, 2% last week to 63, 4% this week, a good sign considering that late last year this dam was just above 26%. The department had earlier released water from Sterkfontein Dam which is a reserve.”
Rain returned to parts of the country this week following a few weeks of dry and hot conditions.
Meanwhile, the South African Weather Service predicts that above-average rainfall can be expected up to March 2017.