THE flood gates of the Naute Dam were opened by officials of NamWater after the water volume in the reservoir reached a level of 97%.
Sustained downpours in the catchment area of the Löwen River over the past two days caused it to break its banks and adding more than 28% to the volume of water in the Nauted Dam.
By Monday morning, water was flowing into the dam at 461 cubic metres per second The floodgates at the dam was opened shortly after midday on Monday when the dam reached full capacity while still receiving a high rate inflow from the Löwen River.
According to the Dam Bulletin provided by NamWater, the water volume in the Hardap Dam reached 42% on Monday morning.
Since 21 December 2020, the water volume in the Neckertal Dam further down the Fish River in southern Namibia increased by almost 20%.
Before the first good downpours in the catchment area of Namibia’s newest major dam fell almost two weeks ago, the water volume stood at just above nine percent.
According to the dam bulletin, the water volume in the Neckertal Dam currently stands at 28.5%.