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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The past weekend, the Eden district received good rainfall over most of its Southern parts. Rainfall varied between 66mm in Riversdale, 84mm in Mossel Bay,  207 mm in Waboomskraal, 54mm in Knysna and 47mm in Bitou. (Download the latest rainfall register received from the South African Weather Service.)

All major dams have showed an increase in the storage volume with the Duiwenhoks peaking at an increase of 12,38%, followed by the Garden Route dam on 9,77% and the Wolwedans Dam on 7,82%.

Download the status of our regional dam as at 10:50 yesterday morning.

These figures will still increase in the next day or two, with more rain expected to fall from today and the run-off from the past weekend’s rain still flowing into dams.

The Eden Disaster Management Centre would like to extend a word of caution - this should not be seen as the end of the drought in our area and with very little follow-up rain predicted for the rest of this year, we need to save as much of the water that we have in storage to tie us over to the middle of next year, when near normal climatic conditions is expected to return.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 19 September 2017 )
 
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