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Vaal Dam water levels approaching 50% mark

VAAL TRIANGLE - The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) yesterday said the Vaal Dam’s capacity was approaching the 50% mark after heavy rains this month. The department said that after weeks of water levels declining drastically, the dam reached a positive 48.4%, showing signs of improvement in its catchment areas. DWS spokesperson Sputnik Ratau said the improvement had an overall impact on Gauteng’s water levels, which currently averaged 66%. He said it is an indication of the health of the Integrated Vaal River System, but we must not forget that these rains are coming very late. According to Ratau, we should ideally, by this time of year, be over the 70% mark and we should be conscious of how we use this scarce resource. PHOTOS: (Twitter)

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