4 September 2015
The dams that supply Kouga and Nelson Mandela Bay with water are all overflowing following weeks of good rains in the catchment areas.
Figures from the Department of Water Affairs show that the Impofu dam on the Kromme River began overflowing at about half past nine on Wednesday night.
The Impofu was at 102.42% of capacity earlier today, which means in layman’s terms that it is already overflowing quite strongly.
Before the heavy rains of the past four days, the Impofu was the only main supply dams that wasn’t full.
Just a week ago, the Impofu was only moderately full at 69% of capacity.
Jeffreys Bay gets the majority of its water from the Churchill Dam.