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Water and Sanitation on dam water levels in KwaZulu-Natal

24 Nov 2021

KwaZulu-Natal dam levels remain steady

A Weekly status report of reservoirs issued by the Department of Water and Sanitation in KwaZulu-Natal earlier this week shows a minimal decline of the province’s dam levels from last week’s 65.5% to 65.4% this week.

Also recording a minimal decline is the province’s main water supply system, Umgeni, which is down from 71.8% to 71.0%.

Meanwhile, the five dams on the Umgeni Water Supply System are mostly above average. The Midmar Dam is at 86.5% from 87.3%, Nagle Dam is down from 87.3% to 86.5% and Inanda Dam has declined from 82.1% from 81.4% meanwhile Albert- Falls has further declined from 47.3% to 47.0%.

Driel Barrage, Wagendrift and Pongolapoort Dams have remained unchanged at 90.3%, 95.4% and 55.3% respectively.

On the Mdloti River, the Hazelmere Dam is below average at 33.4% from 33.8%. 

The Department has reiterated its call to residents to use water sparingly. “South Africa is a water scarce country and we all need to play our role by using water with the utmost care and avoid by all means, water leaks,” said spokesperson Sputnik Ratau.

Ratau’s remarks come as the Craigie Burn Dam on the Mnyamvubu River has seen a minimal decline from 98.6% to 97.2%, Woodstock Dam at 82.8% from 82.7% and the Mearns Dam has increased from 56.0% to 66.4%.

Here’s a look at this week’s dam level status in some KwaZulu-Natal dams:

Dam

Status last week

Status last week

Hluhluwe

82.2%

81.2%

Klipfontein

60.4%

59.1%

Zaaihoek

71.6%

75.4%

Bivane

62.4%

62.4%

Ntshingwayo

66.2%

65.1%

Enquiries:
Sputnik Ratau
Cell: 082 874 2942

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