The Department of Water and Sanitation has revealed that the national dam levels in the country have experienced a slight decrease compared to the previous week.
The decline is less than 1% and can be attributed to reduced rainfall in many parts of the country.
This is a normal occurrence during this time of the year, although certain provinces such as the Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, and parts of the Northern Cape have been experiencing winter rainfall, which has led to localized flooding.
Furthermore, six provinces in the country have also observed a decrease in water levels.
The Eastern Cape dropped from 80.0% to 79.6%, the Free State from 98.8% to 98.4%, KwaZulu-Natal from 90.4% to 90.2%, Limpopo from 88.1% to 87.9%, Mpumalanga from 98.1% to 98.0%, the Northern Cape from 92.8% to 91.6%, and the North West from 89.6% to 89.2%.
However, there have been two provinces that have shown an improvement in water levels. The Western Cape has experienced a significant increase from 61.2% to 87.9%, while Gauteng has marginally increased from 99.1% to 99.2%.
While most provinces have recorded a decrease in water levels, the Western Cape and Gauteng have shown an improvement.