WATER AFFAIRS WILL BE COMFORTABLE WITH 60% INCREASE AT VAAL DAM
The Water Affairs Department says while 90% is the ideal level for dams, it would be comfortable with 60% at the end of the rainy season
The department says this would ensure good water security for the country considering the recent drought conditions.
It says the Vaal Dam is showing a considerable increase from 37.58% in the beginning of December last year to 49.56% on Tuesday.
The department’s Sputnik Ratau says, “As a country, we’ll be comfortable with all our dams with anything above 90% to a 100%. But obviously because of the drought that we’ve experienced, we believe that the Vaal Dam can be able to exceed at least 60% by the time the rainy season ends.”
Meanwhile, the department welcomed confirmation of a 3.6% rise in levels at the Vaal Dam
The department said that the dam is central to the economy of the country, and its decline last year sparked serious concern.
Ref: Eye Witness News