The Department of Water and Sanitation’s latest provincial state of dams’ report highlights the importance of preserving water resources in the region. While the majority of KZN’s dams have maintained healthy levels with minimal decline, vigilance is crucial to ensure sustained water availability.
Here is this week’s KZN dam levels report:
– Albert Falls Dam: Currently standing at 99.3%, a slight decrease from the previous week’s 99.6%.
– Bivane Dam: Water levels continue to remain healthy at 100.4%, compared to last week’s 100.6%.
– Craigie Burn Dam: Reflects a healthy water level of 100.3%, showing a slight difference from last week’s 100.4%.
– Driel Barrage Dam: Remains unchanged this week, with water levels holding steady at 94%.
– Goedertrouw Dam: Water levels also remain unchanged at 100.1%.
– Hazelmere Dam: Experienced a minor decline, currently standing at 57.8% compared to last week’s 58.3%.
– Hluhluwe Dam: Water levels currently stand at 98.7%, showing a slight difference from last week’s 99%.
– Inanda Dam: Water levels remain healthy at 100.5%, with a minor decline from last week’s 101.1%.
– Klipfontein Dam: Water levels stand at a steady 99%, showing a slight decrease from the previous week’s 99.2%.
– Mearns Dam: Witnessed a significant decline, dropping to 87.7% from last week’s 97.2%.
– Midmar Dam: Water levels are currently at 95.6%, compared to the previous week’s 96%.
– Nagle Dam: Experienced a slight drop, with water levels currently at 91.6% compared to 94.2% last week.
– Newcastle’s Ntshingwayo (Chelmsford) Dam: Water levels declined slightly from 76.4% to 75.8% this week.
– Pongolapoort Dam: Currently at 85.3%, with a negligible decrease from the previous week’s 85.4%.
– Spioenkop Dam: Water levels have increased, rising from 95.9% last week to 96.4% this week.
– Spring Grove Dam: Currently at 83.1%, a slight decrease from last week’s 83.9%.
– Wagendrift Dam: Water levels have slightly increased, reaching 99% this week compared to 98.8% the previous week.
– Woodstock Dam: Water levels remain unchanged at 99.8%.
– Zaaihoek Dam: Water levels also remain unchanged at 90.6%.
The report underscores the need to prioritise water conservation efforts in KwaZulu-Natal. Despite the relatively healthy dam levels, continued responsible water usage is vital to ensure long term water security in the region.
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