One third of water left in the country┬┤s dams

15 Mar 2019

NamWater announced that all the dams in the country were 33.6 percent full on Monday, 4 March 2019. This means there are 234,071 million cubic metres of water available. This is not a cause for celebration though the average improved because the Naute Dam in the far south is 99.9 percent full. At the moment, the Naute Dam holds more water (83,465 million cubic metres) than the Hardap Dam (82,799 million cubic metres). Last year, during this period 296,484 million cubic metres (41.0 percent) of water were available countrywide.

The Hardap Dam at Mariental can store up to 294,593 million cubic metres of water. This means that the available water in all dams would not fill the Hardap Dam, hence, if all 17 dams in the country are full, they store 695,984 million cubic metres of water.

On Monday, NamWater announced the following percentages for the various dams and in brackets are the percentages for last year during the same period:

Swakoppoort Dam 18.3% (38.0%)

Von Bach Dam 47.3% (52.3%)

Omatako Dam 0.6% (0.9%)

SUBTOTAL CENTRAL 22.2% (31.9%)

 

Friedenau Dam 29.5% (26.4%)

Goreangab Dam 100.2% (97.7%)

SUBTOTAL WINDHOEK 54.2% (51.4%)

 

Otjivero Dam 4.1% (11.0%)

Otjivero Silt Dam 0.0% (0.0%)

Tilda-Viljoen Dam 4.3% (36.3%)

Daan-Viljoen Dam 4.2% (26.1%)

SUBTOTAL GOBABIS 2.5% (8.5%)

 

Hardap Dam 28.1% (49.4%)

Naute Dam 99.9% (72.9%)

Oanob Dam 53.9% (68.2%)

Dreihuk Dam 1.1% (9.9%)

Bondels Dam 0.0% (0.0%)

SUBTOTAL SOUTH 43.1% (54.0%)

 

Olushandja Dam 20.2% (20.2%)

Omaruru Delta Dam 0.0% (0.0%)

Omatjenne Dam 0.0% (0.0%)