Cape Town dams: Midweek update reveals water levels are above 40%

Winter has seen a generally optimistic outlook around the drought which has ravaged the Western Cape, as the water levels of Cape Town dams have been on a steady rise.

Although the region is far from out of the woods, the consistent rainfall experienced in June has brought about some relief, as the water levels in Cape Town have been reported at 40.3%, significantly higher than they were during the same period last year. This is thanks to the heavy rains which have hit the city this week.

Overall, the province’s dam levels have increased significantly from 25.8% to 31.5%, hitting the 30% mark for the first time in months.