EC still in grip of a drought despite rain

Weekend rain has brought relief to parts of the Eastern Cape, according to the latest dam report issued by the department of water and sanitation (DWS).

Provincially, dam levels have risen to 65% which marks an almost 2% increase from last week. Kouga Dam saw the biggest improvement, rising from 6.8% to a whopping 30.9%

Other areas saw similar improvements with Loerie Dam increasing to 90.2% from 81.2% last week and Umtata dam remaining stable at 99.7%. However, Nahoon dam decreased slightly from 70.4% to 70%.

Nationally, dam levels currently sit at 76.8%

Despite the increased levels, the department is still urging residents to use water wisely and to conserve as much as possible. While the rains might be providing some relief at the moment, the country is still experiencing a drought and residents are reminded not to become complacent.

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