A weekly report on dam levels issued by the Department of Water and Sanitation has shown a decline in Limpopo water levels from last week’s 87,2% to 86,3% this week. During a similar period last year, the province’s overall storage capacity stood at 87%, which is a decrease this year.

This minimal increase means that the available water in the province as of this week is at 1277.0 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 101,8%, a decrease from last week’s 105,4%. It is also a decline from last year at this time when the system stood at 104,4%.

Modjadji Dam, Middel-Letaba Dam, and Houtrivier Dam remained unchanged this week and last week. They are sitting at 36,9%; 0,7% and 97,2% respectively. Tonteldoos Dam also experienced no movement, with 100,5% this week and last week.

Flag Boshielo Dam trickled from 108,1% last week to 103,2% this week. De Hoop Dam also took a dip, but slightly, it was 100,9% last week and this week it is standing at 101,6%. Glen Alpine Dam dropped significantly from 110,4% last week to 103,2% this week. Nandoni Dam also took a dip from 101,4% last week to 101,2% this week.

Magoebaskloof Dam improved enormously from last week’s 100,5% to this week’s 104,5%. Doorndraai Dam also improved slightly, from last week’s 98,8% to this week’s 99,4%. Ebenezer Dam only improved from 98,0% last week, and 98,1% this week.

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.

Source: Government of South Africa