Neckartal continues to rise
The average level of dams in the central areas is 80.4%, in comparison to last season's 21.4%, while dams in the south are - on average - 55.7% full.
11 May 2020 | Weather
The water level of the multibillion-dollar Neckartal Dam stood at about 92 million cubic metres late last week, project manager Leopold Niipare confirmed. In comparison, the Naute Dam, Namibia's third largest, has a capacity of about 83.5 million cubic metres.
Neckartal's level increased from 10.72% the week before to 10.82%. The previous season, the dam was only 2.28% full.
Water reservoir average
The Neckartal Dam is located near Keetmanshoop and is the largest water storage dam in Namibia.
It can store almost three times the amount of the Hardap Dam, and more than all NamWater dams combined.
According to the dam bulletin issued by NamWater last week, the average of the country's main water reservoirs stands at 56%, in comparison to last season's 28.6%.
Neckartal's water level is not considered in this calculation.
The average level of dams in the central areas is 80.4%, in comparison to last season's 21.4%.
Meanwhile, the level in the south stands at 55.7%, in comparison to last season's 37.3%
The Naute Dam received inflow of 0.502 million cubic metres of water, which increased its level to 87.3%. Last season the dam was 91.8% full.
The average level of the dams in the Gobabis area stands at 38.2%, in comparison to last season's 2%.
The Olushandja Dam in the north is currently 27.5% full. Last season it was 9.5%.
The Omaruru Delta and Omatjenne dams are empty.