Continued rains have provided some much-needed relief to the drought-stricken Eastern Cape, with provincial dam levels rising above 50% for the first time in 2020.
BCM has also experienced the benefits, with only one dam seeing a decline this week.
The dam in question is Nahoon, which dropped to 40.9% from last week’s 41.8%.
Elsewhere in the metro, however, dams are slowly but surely rising.
The biggest success story is undoubtedly Rooikrans, which has seen an amazing 16.5 increase to 54% full.
This is even more impressive when taking into account Rooikrans started out the year at just 20% capacity.
Other dams, while not seeing as large a rise, are still in much better shape than last week.
Bridle Drift rose by 1.3 to arrive at 41% in the latest reading, and Gubu at 57.3%.
Laing continues to outshine its neighbours and currently stands at 101.2% capacity.
Finally, Wriggleswade thankfully didn’t decline but it also didn’t increase either, remaining stable at 29.4%
Stage 3 restrictions are still in place and residents should continue saving water where possible.