IN PICTURES | Local residents celebrate as Vaal Dam fills to the brim

A resident who lives near the Vaal River takes a picture of the Vaal Dam filled to 100% capacity on February 9 2021.
A resident who lives near the Vaal River takes a picture of the Vaal Dam filled to 100% capacity on February 9 2021.
Image: ALON SKUY

Residents in the Vaal were besides themselves after it was reported the Vaal Dam had filled to 100% capacity.

The recent heavy rain falls in Gauteng have given the dam a much-needed boost. In 2020 the dam was at just 57%.

The last time the dam was at 100% capacity was in early 2017 and, according to a tweet from Johannesburg Water, the last time it was this full before then was six years ago.

A view of the Vaal Dam on February 9 2021, near Manten Marina, after it was reported the dam reached 100% capacity the day before.
A view of the Vaal Dam on February 9 2021, near Manten Marina, after it was reported the dam reached 100% capacity the day before.
Image: ALON SKUY
The last time the Vaal Dam was at 100% capacity was in early 2017.
The last time the Vaal Dam was at 100% capacity was in early 2017.
Image: ALON SKUY
The recent rainfall in Gauteng has given the Vaal Dam a much-needed boost.
The recent rainfall in Gauteng has given the Vaal Dam a much-needed boost.
Image: ALON SKUY
Vaal residents will enjoy sailing with the Vaal Dam at full capacity.
Vaal residents will enjoy sailing with the Vaal Dam at full capacity.
Image: ALON SKUY
A man cycles past the massive body of water.
A man cycles past the massive body of water.
Image: ALON SKUY
The Vaal Dam's surroundings were looking luscious on February 9 2021 and anglers were out trying their luck.
The Vaal Dam's surroundings were looking luscious on February 9 2021 and anglers were out trying their luck.
Image: ALON SKUY
Vaal residents were beside themselves after it was reported the Vaal Dam had filled to 100% capacity.
Vaal residents were beside themselves after it was reported the Vaal Dam had filled to 100% capacity.
Image: ALON SKUY
The department of water and sanitation reassured Vaal residents that while the Vaal Dam has filled to 100% capacity, it will not collapse.
The department of water and sanitation reassured Vaal residents that while the Vaal Dam has filled to 100% capacity, it will not collapse.
Image: ALON SKUY

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