Dams at 38.5%, desalination timeline remains unclear – South Africa – Cape Town

Total storage in the six major dams supplying Cape Town is down by 0.1% to 38.5% (pdf). That’s a loss of around 519-million litres — slightly less than the average day’s consumption in the city.

Cape Town’s dam levels

Leading the decrease was everyone’s favourite underperforming dam — the Theewaterskloof. The largest reservoir in the Western Cape again struggled to hold its level, dropping from 27.8% last week to 27.3% this. At the same point last year, it was 51% full. The Steenbras Upper Dam dipped to 100.4% — shedding 1% — while its Lower neighbour gained 1.1% overall. [