Dams have twice the amount of water they had this time last year
As the rainy season for 2017 draws to a close, the Namibia water utility says dams countrywide have on average twice the amount of water they had this time last year.
Namwater says dams across the country have 62% on average of the water they can carry, leaving the country better off, after more than five years of raging drought.
Dams in the South of the country are 74% full.
Hardap Dam is 69% full, Oanob Dam stands at 90% of its capacity and Naute Dam is 96% full.
Dams in the central areas of the country are just more than half full.
Windhoek's supply dam, the Von Bach Dam near Okahandja is 59% full, Omatako Dam 57% full and Swakoppoort Dam is 51% full.
Goreangab dam stands at 100% full.
All four-Gobabis area dams received a combined 17% inflow of rainwater, leaving them with just a third of their combined capacity.
Otjivero dam stands at 27 per cent, while Tilda Viljoen dam at 28%.
Overall, this rainy season had seen good inflows into the countries various catchment dams.