KZN Dams Stable as Dry Season Approaches

Written by on 28 April, 2021

By: Staff Writer

The Department of Water and Sanitation has assured the public that KwaZulu-Natal dam levels are stable, as dry and brutal winter conditions approach.

Dam levels were slightly lower this time last year, at 62.9%.

The Umgeni Water Supply System has seen a minimal increase this week at 85.1% from 84.5% recorded last week.

The department says those within the system are also considerably above average, with the Midmar Dam at 100% full capacity.

The Nagle and Albert-Falls Dams presently stand at 85.1% and 54.9% respectively. This time last year, these Dams were respectively at 99.6%.

Inanda Dam has recorded a level of 99.5% from last week’s 99.7%

Meanwhile, Hazelmere Dam has slightly declined from 55.1% last week to 54.4% in the current week compared to a similar period last year, it stood at 58.4%. Also on a downward spiral is the Mearns Dam at 81.0% from 92.7%, which this time last year, was overflowing at 121.2%.

The department has reassured residents that it continues to work tirelessly with all spheres of government to implement long-term measures to help alleviate water scarcity challenges across KZN.

Gagasi FM

What You Want to Hear