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KZN dams continue to decline despite moderate rainfall

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A WEEKLY dam levels report by the Department of Water and Sanitation in KwaZulu-Natal has last week Wednesday revealed yet another decline in the provincial storage capacity of dams from 53,9% in the previous week to 53,3% last week.

The department’s spokesperson Sputnik Ratau said much as the recent rains had a positive impact on the province’s South Coast, most dams are still relatively low.

“We are reliably informed by hydrologists that the rainfall has improved dams such as the Mearns (51,7%) and Hluhluwe (70,0%) from 49,8% and 69,3% respectively. However, most dams continue to drop,” said Ratau.

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