Kouga dam levels at 96 % of capacity

The Kouga dams, which supply the towns of Jeffreys Bay, St Francis Bay and Humansdorp with water are  are at a healthy 96 % capacity at the moment (06/01/2016).

The region had good rainfall in the early summer.

dam levels 5 jan 2016

The dam levels are still high despite the extremely hot weather being experienced lately and a busy holiday season which is winding to an end.

The dam levels are as follows:

Kouga – 96 %

Churchill – 98 %

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Impofu – 99 %

Loerie – 59 %

The long term weather prediction is that both January and February will be hot and dry with only light rain being predicted on occasion.

Other parts of South Africa are in a critical state with the Orange River running dry and towns like Aliwal North running out of water.

The problems with the water supply in Wavecrest in December was caused by  a drop in levels in a reservoir that is supplied by borehole water and not from the dams in Kouga.

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