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Parts of South Africa experienced a 24-hour rainfall that has boosted the dam levels and given hope for the drier winter months to come. Here are the stats.


There has been a constant 24-hour rainfall across large parts of South Africa. This is great news for our dams but we must urge everyone to continue practising water saving techniques, even if dams are full. We would also like to urge our readers to drive with caution. Many roads have been reported as flooded and a few reports have come in about sinkholes and road closures.

According to Gauteng Weather, this is the amount of water the fell in the 24-hour period, over the Northern Gauteng area.

The Pretoria March avg is 79mm and the Joburg March avg is 91mm. Below is what was recorded at each point.

  • University of Pretoria: 145mm
  • Pretoria Presidency: 141mm
  • Unisa: 123mm
  • Irene: 122mm
  • JHB Bot Gardens: 117mm
  • Vereeniging: 79mm
  • Vaal: 77mm
  • ORTIA: 77mm

The ‘Reenval SA‘ Twitter Account shared a video of all the Hartbeestpoort sluice gates open. They have also confirmed some of the dams water percentages as of 10:00 am today (23rd March 2018).

  • Hartbeespoort – 103.49%
  • Witbankdam – 99.53%
  • Middelburgdam – 94.48%
  • Bronkhorstspruit – 89.88%
  • Loskopdam – 96.71%
  • Grootdraaidam – 96.87%
  • Vaaldam – 85.9%
  • Bloemhof – 72.4%
  • Gariep – 84.2%
  • Vanderkloof – 57.3%

Sources: Twitter
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