The latest government figures show that the Berg River Dam’s received nearly 160 millimetres of rain over the past week – #WaterCrisis #CapeStorm

The average dam level for the Western Cape has increased by 5% thanks to the great Winter rains.

It’s now standing at 41.5%, while just Cape Town has more than 38% usable water left.

The provincial Environmental Affairs department says all dams are showing a marked improvement, except the Gouritz River which feeds water to the central Karoo.

“Areas in the Karoo, the Klein Karoo, Boesmanland and Langkloof are still waiting for relief. On a provincial level, we must continue to adhere to water restrictions and reduce water demand,” says MEC, Anton Bredell.

He says they’re also pleased about the great snowfall.

It’s understood the latest dam numbers don’t take the snowfall into account just yet.

Bredell has cautioned the public to take note of weather reports including reports of extreme cold and snowfall across large parts of the province.

“Provincial as well as Municipal Disaster Management Centres will be fully operational with officials on standby 24/7. These centres can be activated immediately should the need arise,”