MOSSEL BAY NEWS - According to the latest available information, this past weekend's lovely rain gave dam levels in the greater Mossel Bay a good boost.
All the runoff has likely not reached the dams yet.
The Ernest Robertson Dam is, however, overflowing with a dam level of 101.09% after an inflow of 38.20 mm was measured.
Before residents get too excited, please consider that with a total capacity of 410 Ml, this is the smallest of the three dams from which Mossel Bay residents get their potable water.
The good news is that the Wolwedans Dam, with a capacity of 24 630 Ml, has received about 19.8mm to bring the current dam level to 59.89%. A week ago, this dam was only 55.7% full.
The inflow of the Klipheuwel Dam was 17.80 mm, which currently brings the dam level to 50.48%.
Mossel Bay residents reported good rainfall from across the district this past weekend, with Boggoms Bay (36mm), Danabaai (45mm), and Aalwyndal (30mm) measuring substantial amounts.
Mossel Bay Municipality, nevertheless must ask residents to continue to use water very sparingly to protect dam levels and prevent water restrictions.
- Hartebeeskuildam - 2,22%
- Klipheuweldam - 50,48% (17,8mm rain week)
- Ernest Robertsondam - 101,9% (38,2mm rain week) Previous week 95,66%
- Wolwedansdam - 59,89% (19,8mm rain week) Previous week 55,7%
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