Cape Town’s deputy mayor Ian Neilson has posted a graph on his Facebook page showing exactly where the Mother City stands in terms of its dam levels.
Neilson, who took over the responsibility for political oversight over the water crisis in the City from from Mayor Patricia de Lille, noted that the past few weeks of rainfall “have lifted the levels from 20% to 29.8%”. That figure is for June 4, which was on Monday, the day the City announces the dam levels on its website and to the public.
Rainfall in May 2018 was much higher than in May 2017 and close to the average May rainfall, said Neilson.
The following article from Cape Talk tracks just how close Cape Town came to Day Zero before the recent rains.