While much of Namibia still waits for significant rainfall, now predicted to come near the end of January, the level of water in the country’s dams has dropped to below 50%. The Central Area dam system is at 57.9% of capacity with the Swakopoort Dam at 76.2%, the Omatako Dam at 43.2%, and the Von Bach Dam at 47%. Of the country’s two largest dams, Von Bach outside Mariental was as at the 3rd of January 47.4% full, but there was no data published for the level of water in the Neckertal Dam outside of Keetmanshoop. The four dams that serve the Gobabis area were meanwhile sitting on a combined 42.7% of capacity.