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Overstrand Dam Levels Update: January 2024 Reveals Resilience Amidst Water Challenges

Michael Hawthorne

In the wake of ongoing concerns about water scarcity, the Overstrand Municipality has released the latest dam level statistics for January 2024. The figures provide insight into the current state of key reservoirs supplying water to the region.

As of the end of January 2024, the dam levels stand as follows:

The recent update on the De Bos Dam, covering the period from January 22, 2024, to January 28, 2024, indicates a dam level of 88.49%. While this showcases a commendable resilience in water storage, there has been a slight decrease of 1.22% from the previous week. Compared with the same date last year, the dam level has still shown improvement, standing at 84.932% on January 28, 2023.

An essential metric for monitoring water sustainability is the average daily water consumption. As of the latest report, the Overstrand Municipality recorded a consumption rate of 14.031 million litres per day. While this indicates a slight decrease from the previous week’s 14.636 million litres per day, it remains crucial for residents to continue water conservation efforts.

Unfortunately, the region has not received any significant rainfall during the reported week, with a recorded precipitation of 0.0 mm. The lack of substantial rainfall emphasizes the importance of responsible water usage and heightened conservation measures.

The Overstrand Municipality urges residents to remain vigilant in their water-saving practices to ensure the continued sustainability of the water supply. With some dam levels showing signs of strain, it becomes imperative for the community to adopt responsible water usage habits and contribute to conservation efforts.

The Overstrand Municipality will continue to monitor dam levels closely and provide regular updates to keep the community informed about the water situation. By working together, residents can play a crucial role in mitigating water challenges and ensuring a sustainable future for the Overstrand region.



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