Sunday, November 29, 2020

Water levels in northern dams improve

The Water Utilities Corporation has revealed that the level of water in the country’s dams in the northern part of the country has slightly improved. This followed after the northern part of the country recently experienced some rainfall.

Shashe Dam’s water levels, which stood at 81, 46 on January 3, 2013 is currently at 86,04 whilst Ntimbale, which stood at 91,96 at the same time is now at 93,2.

Shashe dam water is enough supply for 21 months without any new inflow whilst Ntimbale can supply for the next 15 months without inflow.

On the other hand, dams in the southern part of the country, which have so far not experienced much rainfall are almost stagnant as a result of low levels of rainfall.

Gaborone dam is currently at 33,15 whilst it was at 33,09 on January 3, 2013.

Molatedi dam is currently at 37,85 whilst it was at 38, 33; Bokaa dam is at 38,05 whilst it was at 39,01 on the same date.

Nywane is currently the one with the lowest capacity at only 21, 12.

In the central part of the country, Letsibogo dam is currently at 42, 4 whilst it was at 43,2 on 3-1-2013.

High temperatures currently affecting most of the country are also blamed for loss of water from dams through evaporation.

WUC recently has been urging members of the public to use water with diligence in view of the unreliability of rains in the country.

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