The Vaal Dam’s water level has risen for a 10th consecutive week, the City of Johannesburg reported, but asked residents to persist with water-saving measures. The city tweeted on Wednesday that the dam’s water level had risen to 44.36% on January 2 — up from 42.12% on December 26. However, on Thursday morning it retweeted a tweet from Trevor Balzer of the Department of Water and Sanitation, noting that in the past 24-hours it had dipped again, to 44.22%, as "abstraction & evaporation" exceeded inflow. "#Savewater NS," he tweeted. Last week‚ it was reported that the level of the Vaal Dam was likely to increase for the 10th week running as rains in Gauteng replaced a heat wave. The increase was helped by overcast‚ cool and wet weather in Gauteng last week. Thunderstorms were expected to arrive in the province by Friday and continue until Tuesday. TMG Digital

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