NMBM fears that day zero has arrived

Last updated: September 12, 2023

DamCapacity (when full)Current Level (%)Dead Storage (%)Available (%)Available (Ml)
Churchill35 240 Megalitres77.11 %7.5 %69.61 %24 531 Megalitres
Impofu105 757 Megalitres18.66 %7 %11.66 %12 331 Megalitres
Loerie3 026 Megalitres81.33 %19 %62.33 %1 886 Megalitres
Kouga125 910 Megalitres60.92 %3.3 %57.62 %72 549 Megalitres
Groendal11 638 Megalitres100 %4.2 %95.8 %11 149 Megalitres
Combined281 571 Megalitres48.91 %5.42 %43.49 %122 446 Megalitres

Last updated: September 13, 2023

DamCapacity (when full)Current Level (%)Dead Storage (%)Available (%)Available (Ml)
Churchill35 240 Megalitres76.87 %7.5 %69.37 %24 446 Megalitres
Impofu105 757 Megalitres18.84 %7 %11.84 %12 522 Megalitres
Loerie3 026 Megalitres79.54 %19 %60.54 %1 832 Megalitres
Kouga125 910 Megalitres61.01 %3.3 %57.71 %72 663 Megalitres
Groendal11 638 Megalitres100 %4.2 %95.8 %11 149 Megalitres
Combined281 571 Megalitres48.97 %5.42 %43.55 %122 611 Megalitres
 

Last updated: September 13, 2023

DamCapacity (when full)Current Level (%)Dead Storage (%)Available (%)Available (Ml)
Churchill35 240 Megalitres76.87 %7.5 %69.37 %24 446 Megalitres
Impofu105 757 Megalitres18.84 %7 %11.84 %12 522 Megalitres
Loerie3 026 Megalitres79.54 %19 %60.54 %1 832 Megalitres
Kouga125 910 Megalitres61.01 %3.3 %57.71 %72 663 Megalitres
Groendal11 638 Megalitres100 %4.2 %95.8 %11 149 Megalitres
Combined281 571 Megalitres48.97 %5.42 %43.55 %122 611 Megalitres

Last updated: September 15, 2023

DamCapacity (when full)Current Level (%)Dead Storage (%)Available (%)Available (Ml)
Churchill35 240 Megalitres76.81 %7.5 %69.31 %24 425 Megalitres
Impofu105 757 Megalitres18.88 %7 %11.88 %12 564 Megalitres
Loerie3 026 Megalitres79.28 %19 %60.28 %1 824 Megalitres
Kouga125 910 Megalitres61.01 %3.3 %57.71 %72 663 Megalitres
Groendal11 638 Megalitres100 %4.2 %95.8 %11 149 Megalitres
Combined281 571 Megalitres48.97 %5.42 %43.55 %122 625 Megalitres
 

Last updated: September 15, 2023

DamCapacity (when full)Current Level (%)Dead Storage (%)Available (%)Available (Ml)
Churchill35 240 Megalitres76.81 %7.5 %69.31 %24 425 Megalitres
Impofu105 757 Megalitres18.88 %7 %11.88 %12 564 Megalitres
Loerie3 026 Megalitres79.28 %19 %60.28 %1 824 Megalitres
Kouga125 910 Megalitres61.01 %3.3 %57.71 %72 663 Megalitres
Groendal11 638 Megalitres100 %4.2 %95.8 %11 149 Megalitres
Combined281 571 Megalitres48.97 %5.42 %43.55 %122 625 Megalitres

Last updated: September 18, 2023

DamCapacity (when full)Current Level (%)Dead Storage (%)Available (%)Available (Ml)
Churchill35 240 Megalitres76.69 %7.5 %69.19 %24 383 Megalitres
Impofu105 757 Megalitres18.95 %7 %11.95 %12 638 Megalitres
Loerie3 026 Megalitres77.07 %19 %58.07 %1 757 Megalitres
Kouga125 910 Megalitres60.98 %3.3 %57.68 %72 625 Megalitres
Groendal11 638 Megalitres100 %4.2 %95.8 %11 149 Megalitres
Combined281 571 Megalitres48.95 %5.42 %43.52 %122 552 Megalitres
 

Last updated: September 18, 2023

DamCapacity (when full)Current Level (%)Dead Storage (%)Available (%)Available (Ml)
Churchill35 240 Megalitres76.69 %7.5 %69.19 %24 383 Megalitres
Impofu105 757 Megalitres18.95 %7 %11.95 %12 638 Megalitres
Loerie3 026 Megalitres77.07 %19 %58.07 %1 757 Megalitres
Kouga125 910 Megalitres60.98 %3.3 %57.68 %72 625 Megalitres
Groendal11 638 Megalitres100 %4.2 %95.8 %11 149 Megalitres
Combined281 571 Megalitres48.95 %5.42 %43.52 %122 552 Megalitres

Last updated: September 19, 2023

DamCapacity (when full)Current Level (%)Dead Storage (%)Available (%)Available (Ml)
Churchill35 240 Megalitres76.69 %7.5 %69.19 %24 383 Megalitres
Impofu105 757 Megalitres18.97 %7 %11.97 %12 659 Megalitres
Loerie3 026 Megalitres75.31 %19 %56.31 %1 704 Megalitres
Kouga125 910 Megalitres60.98 %3.3 %57.68 %72 625 Megalitres
Groendal11 638 Megalitres100 %4.2 %95.8 %11 149 Megalitres
Combined281 571 Megalitres48.93 %5.42 %43.51 %122 520 Megalitres
 

Last updated: September 19, 2023

DamCapacity (when full)Current Level (%)Dead Storage (%)Available (%)Available (Ml)
Churchill35 240 Megalitres76.69 %7.5 %69.19 %24 383 Megalitres
Impofu105 757 Megalitres18.97 %7 %11.97 %12 659 Megalitres
Loerie3 026 Megalitres75.31 %19 %56.31 %1 704 Megalitres
Kouga125 910 Megalitres60.98 %3.3 %57.68 %72 625 Megalitres
Groendal11 638 Megalitres100 %4.2 %95.8 %11 149 Megalitres
Combined281 571 Megalitres48.93 %5.42 %43.51 %122 520 Megalitres

Last updated: September 21, 2023

DamCapacity (when full)Current Level (%)Dead Storage (%)Available (%)Available (Ml)
Churchill35 240 Megalitres76.32 %7.5 %68.82 %24 252 Megalitres
Impofu105 757 Megalitres18.99 %7 %11.99 %12 680 Megalitres
Loerie3 026 Megalitres73.99 %19 %54.99 %1 664 Megalitres
Kouga125 910 Megalitres60.95 %3.3 %57.65 %72 587 Megalitres
Groendal11 638 Megalitres100 %4.2 %95.8 %11 149 Megalitres
Combined281 571 Megalitres48.87 %5.42 %43.45 %122 333 Megalitres
 

Last updated: September 21, 2023

DamCapacity (when full)Current Level (%)Dead Storage (%)Available (%)Available (Ml)
Churchill35 240 Megalitres76.32 %7.5 %68.82 %24 252 Megalitres
Impofu105 757 Megalitres18.99 %7 %11.99 %12 680 Megalitres
Loerie3 026 Megalitres73.99 %19 %54.99 %1 664 Megalitres
Kouga125 910 Megalitres60.95 %3.3 %57.65 %72 587 Megalitres
Groendal11 638 Megalitres100 %4.2 %95.8 %11 149 Megalitres
Combined281 571 Megalitres48.87 %5.42 %43.45 %122 333 Megalitres

Last updated: September 22, 2023

DamCapacity (when full)Current Level (%)Dead Storage (%)Available (%)Available (Ml)
Churchill35 240 Megalitres76.32 %7.5 %68.82 %24 252 Megalitres
Impofu105 757 Megalitres19.02 %7 %12.02 %12 712 Megalitres
Loerie3 026 Megalitres73.46 %19 %54.46 %1 648 Megalitres
Kouga125 910 Megalitres60.92 %3.3 %57.62 %72 549 Megalitres
Groendal11 638 Megalitres100 %4.2 %95.8 %11 149 Megalitres
Combined281 571 Megalitres48.86 %5.42 %43.44 %122 311 Megalitres

Some rain on the cloudy horizon.

Screenshot 2023-09-22 at 15.17.41.png
 

Last updated: September 22, 2023

DamCapacity (when full)Current Level (%)Dead Storage (%)Available (%)Available (Ml)
Churchill35 240 Megalitres76.32 %7.5 %68.82 %24 252 Megalitres
Impofu105 757 Megalitres19.02 %7 %12.02 %12 712 Megalitres
Loerie3 026 Megalitres73.46 %19 %54.46 %1 648 Megalitres
Kouga125 910 Megalitres60.92 %3.3 %57.62 %72 549 Megalitres
Groendal11 638 Megalitres100 %4.2 %95.8 %11 149 Megalitres
Combined281 571 Megalitres48.86 %5.42 %43.44 %122 311 Megalitres

Last updated: September 26, 2023

DamCapacity (when full)Current Level (%)Dead Storage (%)Available (%)Available (Ml)
Churchill35 240 Megalitres77.41 %7.5 %69.91 %24 636 Megalitres
Impofu105 757 Megalitres19.6 %7 %12.6 %13 325 Megalitres
Loerie3 026 Megalitres86.29 %19 %67.29 %2 036 Megalitres
Kouga125 910 Megalitres61.58 %3.3 %58.28 %73 380 Megalitres
Groendal11 638 Megalitres100 %4.2 %95.8 %11 149 Megalitres
Combined281 571 Megalitres49.65 %5.42 %44.23 %124 527 Megalitres
 
We measured 86mm in Westering.

Sounds like the more westerly suburbs got a whole lot more, judging by all the fallen trees and flooded roads towards Greenbushes side
 

Last updated: September 26, 2023

DamCapacity (when full)Current Level (%)Dead Storage (%)Available (%)Available (Ml)
Churchill35 240 Megalitres77.41 %7.5 %69.91 %24 636 Megalitres
Impofu105 757 Megalitres19.6 %7 %12.6 %13 325 Megalitres
Loerie3 026 Megalitres86.29 %19 %67.29 %2 036 Megalitres
Kouga125 910 Megalitres61.58 %3.3 %58.28 %73 380 Megalitres
Groendal11 638 Megalitres100 %4.2 %95.8 %11 149 Megalitres
Combined281 571 Megalitres49.65 %5.42 %44.23 %124 527 Megalitres

Last updated: September 27, 2023

DamCapacity (when full)Current Level (%)Dead Storage (%)Available (%)Available (Ml)
Churchill35 240 Megalitres92.33 %7.5 %84.83 %29 894 Megalitres
Impofu105 757 Megalitres19.92 %7 %12.92 %13 664 Megalitres
Loerie3 026 Megalitres100 %19 %81 %2 451 Megalitres
Kouga125 910 Megalitres72.12 %3.3 %68.82 %86 651 Megalitres
Groendal11 638 Megalitres100 %4.2 %95.8 %11 149 Megalitres
Combined281 571 Megalitres56.50 %5.42 %51.07 %143 809 Megalitres

Sizeable boost and I'll wager there's more where that came from.
 
Kouga dam 79% @ 15h00 on 27 September 2023.
The Horse shoe just past Rooihoek. At the bottom Baviaans river is flowing into Kouga river.
Die perdeskoen net verby Rooihoek. Aan die onderkant is Baviaans rivier besig om in Kouga Rivier in te loop.
Stuurmanskraal is flowing at 150 000 liters per second. We expect the dam to overflow by Friday. Over the past 5 hours 5 million cubic meters of water ran into Kouga. That is nearly twice the volume of Loerie dam.
Stuurmans vloei teen 150 000 liter per sekonde. Ons verwag dat Kouga teen Vrydag sal oorloop. Gedurende die laaste 5 uur het 5 miljoen kubieke meter water in Kouga ingevloei. Dis bykans 2 maal die volume van Loerie dam.
Thank you once again to the pilot
Thank you to the photographer.


 

Last updated: September 27, 2023

DamCapacity (when full)Current Level (%)Dead Storage (%)Available (%)Available (Ml)
Churchill35 240 Megalitres92.33 %7.5 %84.83 %29 894 Megalitres
Impofu105 757 Megalitres19.92 %7 %12.92 %13 664 Megalitres
Loerie3 026 Megalitres100 %19 %81 %2 451 Megalitres
Kouga125 910 Megalitres72.12 %3.3 %68.82 %86 651 Megalitres
Groendal11 638 Megalitres100 %4.2 %95.8 %11 149 Megalitres
Combined281 571 Megalitres56.50 %5.42 %51.07 %143 809 Megalitres

Sizeable boost and I'll wager there's more where that came from.
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Some broader perspectives now that the drought has finally broken:
 
Some broader perspectives now that the drought has finally broken:
Glad the DA had the reigns during most of this crisis. If the ANC had controlling power then talking about any potential water crisis here would probably be verboten. We breathed a sigh of relief when the Nooitgedacht scheme entered its next phases (well, I did).

Now is not the time to rest on our laurels - 45% of water not accounted for is rough.
 
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