Figures released on Monday morning show that the inflow of water to the Vaal Dam has towered above its output.

For the first time in months, the reserve has seen positive weekly growth. It’s now 44.08% full.

Since last Tuesday, the water levels have been on a slow and steady rise. There has been a 5% increase over the past seven days, which is truly a magnificent achievement.

The biggest rise in a single day came over the weekend, as the volume of water shot up by 1.25% in a 24-hour period. Here is the Vaal Dam’s weekly performance:

  • Tuesday 10 December: 39.05%
  • Wednesday 11 December: 39.37%
  • Thursday 12 December: 40%
  • Friday 13 December: 41.03%
  • Saturday 14 December: 41.77%
  • Sunday 15 December: 43.02%
  • Monday 16 December: 44.08%

It is believed that the heavy storms which hit the north of Gauteng last week are finally having an impact down south, as the deluge passes through the river networks.

Earlier last week, we saw how Hartbeespoort Dam was overflowing, as it is situated just outside of Centurion.

Although the Vaal Dam has a long way to go to match this performance, every drop counts.

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