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Dam Levels and Water Supply Situation

Dam Capacity
MCM
21/07/2015 
Levels (%)
(1 year ago)
14/07/2016
Levels (%)
(1 week ago)
Latest Levels (%)
22/07/2016
Months of
supply
without
 inflow
Area supplied Percentage
contribution
to area supplied
Gaborone 141.4 1.6 16.4 16.1 7 - 38%
Molatedi 201 10.8 34.4 33.7 42 Greater Gaborone 3.6
Bokaa 18.5 2.5 83.8 82.5 13 Greater Gaborone 12.8
Nnywane 2.3 66.7 79.2 77.3 11 Lobatse 10
Letsibogo 100 49.4 68.7 67.9 17 Selibe Phikwe, BCL & Mmadinare 100
   
Shashe 85 91.7 89.1 89.4 21 Greater Francistown 100
Ntimbale 26.5 91.5 91.2 90.6 15 North East &
Tutume District
50
(The other 50 from
Maitengwe Wellfield)
Dikgatlhong 400 80.9 92.4 92.0 >24 Greater Gaborone 48
Mahalapye & Palapye 95 Mahalapye and 68 Palapye
Lotsane 42.35 61.3 88.3 87.8 27 22 villages of
Tswapong North
100
Thune 90 41.5 36.2 36.2 - - -
 

 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.