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Mandela Bay on brink of disaster as water crisis deepens

schumi

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Nelson Mandela Bay dam levels approach 20% mark

Dam levels are "fast approaching" the 20% mark in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, Mayor Athol Trollip has confirmed.
"The City will need to strengthen its water conservation efforts to avert a looming disaster," the embattled mayor, who has warned locals on several occasions, said in a statement on Facebook.The Nooitgedacht Low Level Water Scheme is expected to provide extra water, but not all supply sources can be supplemented from the same water system, he explained."With only 10.37% of recorded water supply, Kouga Dam is the most affected, while Churchill Dam languishes at 18.08%," said Trollip.

"The other dams, namely Groendal and Impofu, have a recorded supply of 48.37% and 36.81% - a clear sign of hard times ahead."
More at: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/nelson-mandela-bay-dam-levels-approach-20-mark-20180425
 

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Tighter water curbs as crisis deepens in Nelson Mandela Bay


A maximum of 50 litres of water per person per day – that is the appeal from authorities as the already critical water situation worsens.

The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality has announced stricter water restrictions – effective immediately – as the level of dams supplying the metro dropped to a meagre 19.27% this week.

Mayor Athol Trollip said at a media briefing at City Hall on Wednesday that the municipality had to adapt its plans and come up with a more innovative strategy with regard to water usage.

“As a city‚ and neighbouring municipalities‚ we rely too heavily on surface water and need to look at other options.
More at: https://www.dispatchlive.co.za/news...urbs-as-crisis-deepens-in-nelson-mandela-bay/
 

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Do the Winter rains from the Cape not make their way up the coast? [MENTION=78624]Gordon_R[/MENTION], any insight here?
 

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Do the Winter rains from the Cape not make their way up the coast? [MENTION=78624]Gordon_R[/MENTION], any insight here?
Sometimes cold-fronts do extended up the coast, but its hit and miss. Tonight (Fri 13th) there should be some rain over the E-Cape:

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Nelson Mandela Bay water supply declines as dam levels become a concern


PORT ELIZABETH - Eastern Cape dam levels remain stable but dam levels in Nelson Mandela Bay are becoming a concern, the Department of Water and Sanitation has said.

Department spokesperson Sputnik Ratau said the Algoa Water Supply System, supplying water to Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and surrounding areas is on a consistent decline and at the beginning of this week sat at a low 18.1-percent.

Ratau said that this was a massive decline as compared to 32-percent last year during the same period.
More at: https://www.enca.com/news/nelson-mandela-bay-water-supply-declines-dam-levels-become-concern
 

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NMB dam levels below 20%

CAPE TOWN - The Nelson Mandela Bay Metro is still in desperate need of rain with dam levels below 20%.
The average dam level in the Kouga Municipality is under 7%.
The Department of Water and Sanitation's Sputnik Ratau says Port Elizabeth’s dam levels are concerning.
“In terms of the Algoa Water Supply system, as we realise, as we continue to look on a week by week basis. It continues to decline, this week it's standing at 18.2%, which is going towards a critical area.”
More at: https://ewn.co.za/2018/08/24/nmb-dam-levels-below-20
 

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There were very heavy falls of rain over the Garden Route and Eastern Cape this week. I haven't seen any official reports, but social media (FB) indicate that some of the dam levels have improved considerably in the last day or two.

The DWA chart for Kouga dam shows a marked increase from 7% to 13% of capacity during Sat 8th: http://www.dwa.gov.za/Hydrology/Unverified/DetailStageFlow.aspx?Station=L8R001H3T&Type=Flow
Rather wait for the readings tomorrow as opposed the social media tripe.
 

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This from our ward counselor
"Latest update as per DWA website, Churchill 77% Impofu 29.69% and Kouga at midnight 19.93% (still raining in the kouga area)" posted about 8 am
 

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