Rain and storm for Cpt

Gordon_R

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The SAWS reports moderate amounts of rain outside the SW-Cape, in previously drought stricken areas: https://www.weathersa.co.za/images/data/climate/nr_daily_rai.pdf
Highest include George 41mm, Tygerhoek 41mm, Beaufort West 38mm, Stilbaai 33mm, Elim 30mm, Mossel Bay 25mm, etc. Also of note were Coffee Bay (EC) 48mm, Margate (KZN) 37mm, Uitenhage (EC) 30mm, Aliwal North (EC) 29mm, etc.
 

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They are not all 100% full, but the average is brought up by those which are currently overflowing (temporarily above 100%). See: http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family a...and-sanitation-services/this-weeks-dam-levels
Berg River 130 010 100.7
Steenbras Lower 33 517 101.0
Steenbras Upper 31 767 99.5
Theewaterskloof 480 188 101.7
Voëlvlei 164 095 99.0
Wemmershoek 58 644 99.3
Total Stored Ml 898 221 905 292
% Storage 100.8
 
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Gordon_R

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A well developed cold front will make landfall tomorrow (Fri 9th), but will have limited effects on the SW-Cape. Rainfall will peak along the Garden Route, and parts of the drought stricken Eastern Cape. Very cold air will push inland on Sat 10th, bringing snow to the Drakensberg:

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There has been many questions regarding the tariffs we pay on water and @Gordon_R has said this gets revised annually according to the hydrological year
Here is an article discussing when this will take place

 

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There has been many questions regarding the tariffs we pay on water and @Gordon_R has said this gets revised annually according to the hydrological year
Here is an article discussing when this will take place

Its very hard to persuade people to use more water, when you have spent the last three years telling them to use less, and punishing them if they use too much.

Its like the situation with Eskom and electricity: Those who can afford to have gone alternative, water-tanks, boreholes, etc. They aren't coming back, and the cross-subsidy from the rich to the poor has ended.

Correction: I stated that restrictions are reviewed in November. Tariffs are a whole other ball-game...
 

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Its very hard to persuade people to use more water, when you have spent the last three years telling them to use less, and punishing them if they use too much.

Its like the situation with Eskom and electricity: Those who can afford to have gone alternative, water-tanks, boreholes, etc. They aren't coming back, and the cross-subsidy from the rich to the poor has ended.

Correction: I stated that restrictions are reviewed in November. Tariffs are a whole other ball-game...
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