Goreagab Dam is full

18 Jan 2017 11:30am
WINDHOEK, 18 JAN (NAMPA) – The Goreagab Dam in the capital is currently 100.5 per cent full.
A NamWater Dam Bulletin issued on Monday shows that the dam was 100 per cent full on 09 January 2017.
The bulletin indicated that the water level of the Omatako Dam, which supplies Windhoek with water, has decreased from 1.1 per cent to 0.6 per cent. The Von Bach Dam, which also supplies water to the capital, rose to 15.5 per cent from 12.0 per cent between Monday this week and 09 January.
The Swakoppoort Dam’s water level decreased to 5.8 per cent from 5.9 per cent during the same period.
The level of the Hardap Dam rose over the past week and now stands at 35.4 per cent compared to 29.7 per cent on 09 January 2017, while the water level of the Daan Viljoen Dam dropped from 32.6 per cent to 32.4 per cent.
The Oanob Dam increased over the same period from 25.0 per cent to 28.3 per cent.
According to the hydrological report released by the Namibia Hydrological Services on Tuesday, the water level of the Okavango River at the Rundu weather station stood at 5.68 metres (m). This is above the normal level for this time of the year, the report said.
The water level of the same river at Nkurenkuru dropped with 6 centimetre and is currently 2.51m.
The Orange River in the //Kharas Region increased slightly to 0.66m at the Blouputs station, while at Tses it recorded a slight drop in water levels and it currently stands at 0.09m.
The Namibian Meteorological Services website indicated on Monday that the highest rainfall was recorded at Steenboklaagte in the Omaheke Region with 110 millimetres (mm), followed by Von Lindequist in the Etosha area with 23.5mm over the weekend.
Otavi recorded 12mm, Katima Mulilo 11.5mm and Naudubib 11mm over the past two days.