Rainfall pushes Vaal Dam level up to nearly 72%

The recent rains have brought much needed relief to drought-stricken Gauteng, the Department Of Water and Sanitation (DWS) announced.

Department spokesperson Sputnik Ratau says Vaal Dam level rose from approximately 64% on Monday to 72% on Wednesday.

We do appreciate the rainfall and its impact.

Sputnik Ratau, Spokesperson for the Department Of Water and Sanitation

He says despite the increase, more rain is needed as the province approaches the dry winter season.

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