Communities living near Lower Orange should also be vigilant as flows are forecast to increase significantly beginning this weekend.
The gates of the Vaal and Bloemhof dams will remain open as the water outflow remains high.
The storage capacity of the Vaal dam is currently 111.1%, indicating an increase of 0.6% from the previous day, while Bloemhof stands at 111.0%, a decrease of 1%. overnight.
Declining river flow levels upstream of the dams and predictions of a low probability of heavy rain next week negated at this stage the need to increase Bloemhof Dam flow.
The outflows from both basins feeding the Vaal-Orange River system and the Vaal Integrated River system have remained the same.
However, the spokesman for the Department of Water and Sanitation, Sputnik Ratau, warns the public that the outflows from Bloemhof, although unchanged, are still relatively high.
“We ask the communities downstream to remain vigilant.
“Communities living near Lower Orange should also be vigilant, as flows are forecast to increase significantly beginning this weekend,” Ratau explained.
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