Dam levels improve after rain

2017-03-17 06:02

WHILE some people had to bear the brunt of floods after the recent heavy rains, water levels at local dams have improved.
The Umzintlanga River overflowed resulting in mud houses and shacks being washed away in Mphela.

Harry Gwala District Municipality said all dams are estimated to be 70% full.

Municipal spokesperson, Ndabezitha Tenza said the municipality is to continue with water restrictions until water levels improve “exceptionally”.

Crystal Dam, that supplies water to Kokstad, is sitting at 80%.
“People must continue to use water sparingly and they must use every drop wisely,” said Tenza.

Margi Fleming, Kokstad Chamber of Commerce spokesperson, asked people to be sensible when using water as winter, the driest months, is on the way.

“Farmers are very grateful for the rains which had an amazing impact for many, but there are still areas which are desperately in need of rain.
“We hope there will continue to be good rain as we approach winter season.
“Farmers are now working very hard to harvest crops and feed for the winter after a couple of difficult years.

“I hope the Kokstad community continues to use water carefully and with consideration to ensure a steady supply,” said Fleming.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Partner Content
What all investors should know about index investing

Index-linked investments are growing fast in popularity globally, and are growing in size and complexity too.

Partner Content
How data is changing investments

Technological disruption is rife in many spheres of business and given the quantity of data available, it’s no surprise that the way in which asset managers work is also changing fast.


Pack theory: fact or fiction?

Do you need to be the "alpha" to have an obedient dog?



Perfect dog-walking 1: Why dogs pull on the lead
SA stats: The role of pets in families
The top 6 poisonous foods for your pet
Does your dog have separation anxiety?
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.