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Tag: dams

Cool weather stabilises dam levels

Intermittent thundershowers in parts of South Africa have stabilised dam levels and managed to keep them at a national average of 62.5%. The cool weather has resulted in the country’s combined 323...

Could alien tree clearing near dams be Cape Town’s solution to saving water?

Cape Town is losing 50-billion litres of water every year to thirsty alien trees surrounding the region’s supply dams – equivalent to two months’ water supply effectively going down the drain. For...

Dam levels drop despite low water usage

Dam storage levels have dipped by 1.1% over the past week, however overall water consumption has remained under 600-million litres per day. The City of Cape Town Mayoral Committee Member for Water...

Cape Town dam levels reach a milestone not seen for two years

Cape Town's combined dam levels have broken through the 60% mark for the first time since 2016. The City of Cape Town described Monday's 60.1% mark as "a milestone", adding...

‘Water restrictions can only be lowered if dams are over 80% full’

Is it now the right time to discuss possibly relaxing water restrictions in Cape Town? Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson seems to think so. Collective average dam levels for the city are now rippling at just...

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Land reform panel finalising its report

The Expert Advisory Panel on Land Reform is currently finalising its report for consideration by the Inter-Ministerial Committee and the Presidency. Therefore, there is no...

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