The Department of Water and Sanitation has released its latest report on the state of dams in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). It shows that while some dams have dropped in level, the overall levels of the province’s dams remain stable.
The report reveals that Hazelmere Dam has dropped substantially from 78.4% last week to 56.9% this week. However, Albert Falls Dam has improved slightly, standing at 99.3% compared to last week’s 99%. Other dams such as Bivane, Craigie Burn, and Klipfontein remain stable, while Hluhluwe and Inanda dams have seen minor fluctuations.
Nagle Dam has seen a slight decline, falling to 93.8% this week from last week’s 94.2%. Newcastle’s Ntshingwayo Dam currently stands at 80.5%, down from last week’s 80.6%. Meanwhile, Pongolapoort Dam, Spioenkop Dam, Wagendrift Dam, Woodstock Dam, and Zaaihiek Dam have remained unchanged.
Overall, the report shows that despite concerns about the dam levels in KZN, the province’s dams are holding steady.
However, with the rainy season ending and loadshedding still a concern, it’s important for residents to continue to be mindful of their water usage.