Mpumalanga dam water levels continue to drop

Mpumalanga water levels continue to drop
DECLINING: The Witbank dam located in the Olifants Water Management Area. PICTURE BY FLICKR/Hannes Paling.

Scarce rain is attributed to a continuing drop in dam water levels across the country.

The Mpumalanga province has reportedly recorded a decrease of 1% in water levels just last week.

From 69%, a week ago this dropped to 68%, the water affairs department says.

Water levels in the water management areas (WMA) also dropped, like the Olifants water management which decreased by 0.6%.

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The Inkomati-Usuthu water management also dropped from 68.3% to 67.7% in recent weeks.

Of all the dams that are losing water in Mpumalanga, only the Vygeboom Dam recorded increase, though a slight one, from 84.4% to 84.7%.

The department urged communities to use water wisely as the issue of water shortages in South Africa is becoming more serious.

(edited by MLM)

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