A weekly report on dam levels issued by the Department of Water and Sanitation has shown a slight improvement in Limpopo water levels from last week’s 86,3% to 87% this week. During a similar period last year, the province’s overall storage capacity stood at 79,5%, which is an improvement this year.
This slight increase means that the available water in the province as of this week is at 1287.0 cubic metres out of a full capacity of 1480.1 cubic metres.
The Polokwane Water Supply System with dams supplying water to Polokwane and surrounding areas is currently at 105,7%, a slight increase from last week’s 104,7%. This is, however, a great improvement compared to last year at this time when the system stood at 87%.
Mokolo and Middel-Letaba Dams remained unchanged this week and last week, with 103% and 0,7% respectively.
Dap Naude Dam dropped from 103,1% last week to 99,3% this week. Nsami Dam also took a dip, but slightly, it was 48% last week and this week it is standing at 47%. Houtrivier Dam also experienced a marginal drop from 88,4% last week to 87,2% this week. Nandoni Dam also dropped marginally from 101,3% last week to 101,2% this week.
De Hoop Dam improved from last week’s 100,7% to this week’s 101,4%. Flag Boshielo Dam also improved, from last week’s 108,2% to this week’s 109,2%. Tzaneen Dam has also improved with 77,4% last week, and 79,3% this week. Modjadji Dam improved from 36,5% last week, and this week it is standing at 37,4%.
Here’s a look at this week’s dam level status in some Limpopo dams:
Dam status last week status this week
Vergelegen 100% 102%
Doorndraai 100,1% 100,5%
Vondo 98,9% 101,3%
Tours 99,3% 100,4%
The Department of Water and Sanitation has reiterated its call to residents to continue using water sparingly. The communities are also encouraged to report any water leaks and water infrastructure vandalism to local authorities.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of South African Government.