Goreangab and Otjivero dams full to capacity
12 Mar 2014 19:10pm
WINDHOEK, 12 MAR (NAMPA) - Despite good rains received in the northern, central-northern, and north-eastern parts of the country over the past few days, some dams are still empty.
The Namibia Water Corporation (Namwater) in its weekly dam bulletin issued on Wednesday noted that the Omaruru Delta in the Erongo Region and the Omatjene Dam in the Otjozondjupa Region are still empty. The dam levels have remained unchanged since the beginning of the year, when some parts in these regions received good rain.
On a more positive note, the Goreangab Dam in Windhoek and Otjivero Silt Dam in the Omaheke Region are 100 per cent full to capacity.
The Daan Viljoen Dam, also at Windhoek, is 99,5 per cent full; while the Tilda Viljoen Dam in the Omaheke Region is 94,2 per cent full and Friedenau Dam (Khomas Region) is 60,6 per cent full.
The Ojivero main dam in Omaheke is 71,5 per cent full; followed by the Swakoppoort Dam in the Otjozondjupa Region which is 56,6 per cent full, while the Naute dam (Karas) is 55,7 per cent full. The Oanab Dam in the Hardap Region is 53,5 per cent full, while the Von Bach Dam in the Otjozondjupa Region is 51,4 per cent full and Hardap Dam, 42,7 per cent full.
The Olushandja Dam in the Kunene Region is 22,2 per cent full, compared to the Omatako Dam in Otjozondjupa which is 20,5 per cent full; while the Bondels and Dreihuk Dams, both in the Karasburg area in //Karas are 1.8 per cent and 0.7 per cent full respectively.