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DAM LEVELS AND WATER SUPPLY SITUATION – 23/01/2015

 


Dam

Capacity MCM

23/01/2014Levels (%)

16/01/2015 Levels (%)

Latest

Levels (%)

23/01/2015

Months of supply without inflow

Area

supplied

Percentage contribution to area supplied

Gaborone

141.4

11.3

5.1

5.0

1

Greater Gaborone

56

Molatedi

201

14.6

19.1

18.8

29

Greater Gaborone

16 at full allocation

8 at half allocation

Bokaa

18.5

4.4

26.2

25.3

        5

Greater Gaborone

25

Nnywane

2.3

16.2

101.7

98.7

13

Lobatse

10

Letsibogo

100

84.1

74.4

73.2

19

Greater Gaborone

36

S/Phikwe , BCL &Mmadinare

100

Mahalapye&Palapye

100

Shashe

85.0

95.3

99.0

98.3

23

 

Greater Francistown

100

Ntimbale

26.5

99.0

90.7

87.0

15 

North East &Tutume District

50

(The other 50 from MaitengweWellfield)

Dikgatlhong

400

43.5

90.2

89.6

-

-

-

Lotsane

42.35

76.3

80.2

79.6

23

-

-

Thune

90

33.3

49.0

48.1

-

-

-

 
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.