Vaal Dam levels increase by 5.2%

Department of Water and Sanitation spokesperson, Sputnik Ratau, says recent rains will help overcome the slight decline on the national average of dam levels seen in the past two weeks.

However, Ratau says more rains are needed in Free State and Mpumalanga, as they feed the Vaal Dam system.

The rains that fall over Joburg (and) Pretoria feeds more to the Harbeesport Dam through the Juskei River and Crocodile River, and that doesn't help us a lot.

Sputnik Ratau, Department of Water and Sanitation spokesperson

Over this weekend we have seen a slight spike in the levels of the Vaal Dam, due to rains that have fallen. On Friday we were at about 44.4%, by this morning the dam had risen to 49.56%. We are hoping that with more rain we will be able to maintain that level or even better.

Sputnik Ratau, Department of Water and Sanitation spokesperson

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