Played golf out at Theewaterskloof yesterday. Although there are still lots of little islands poking up as well as the tops of shrubs and trees visible, it looks infinitely better than it did 5 or 6 months ago. If we can survive the Summer and get good rains again next Winter, it might end up close to full.
Given that it takes 2 years to fill, Theewaterskloof is not really a dam, but an overflow reservoir for the Berg River Dam, which takes less than 6 months to fill in normal years.
There were mutterings that it should never have been built so large, because valuable farmland was taken out of production. In reality that last 20% of capacity is very rarely used, and evaporation is a huge issue. However, there is zero chance of the dam wall being lowered.