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Dam Levels and Water Supply Situation

Dam Capacity
MCM
29/03/2015
Levels (%)
(1 year ago)
20/03/2016
Levels (%)
(1 week ago)
Latest Levels (%)
29/03/2016
Months of
supply
without
 inflow
Area supplied Percentage
contribution
to area supplied
Gaborone 141.4 2.9 19.1 18.6 8 - -
Molatedi 201 14.2 32.5 42.6 48 Greater Gaborone 3.6
Bokaa 18.5 16.1 100.2 99.4 13 Greater Gaborone 12.8
Nnywane 2.3 87.4 100.0 99.7 13 Lobatse 10
Letsibogo 100 61.7 78.7 79.0 20 Selibe Phikwe, BCL & Mmadinare 100
Mahalapye & Palapye 100
Shashe 85 92.0 100.8 100.0 23 Greater Francistown 100
Ntimbale 26.5 92.2 102.9 99.7 15 North East &
Tutume District
50
(The other 50 from
Maitengwe Wellfield)
Dikgatlhong 400 86.1 94.9 99.9 >24 Greater Gaborone 36
Mahalapye & Palapye 100
Lotsane 42.35 70.9 101.5 99.7 29 22 villages of
Tswapong North
100
Thune 90 44.3 37.6 40.7 - - -
 

 NB. Greater Gaborone (125 Ml/d) comprises: Gaborone, Lobatse, Mogoditshane Cluster, Tlokweng, Ramotswa Cluster, Mochudi 

Greater Francistown (52Ml/d) comprises: Francistown, Tonota Cluster, Mathangwane Cluster, Matshelagabedi, Matsiloje, Tati-Nickel and Mupanemines.

Molatedi Dam: The dam supplies other consumers in South Africa and Botswana gets 7.3 million cubic metres per year, but the figure is reduced to half when the dam is below 26% which is equivalent to 11Ml/day. It should be noted that this amount is insignificant considering the demand of the greater Gaborone area (it amounts to only 8% at half allocate.