Following good rains in the south of the country which have washed away some sections of gravel road and swollen many rivers to bursting, the newly constructed Neckartal Dam, located about 50 kilometres south-west of Keetmanshoop was at last measurement 33.7 per cent full. The Namibia press agency quotes the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform as saying this translates to 289 million cubic meters (or 289 billion litres) of water, with an inflow yesterday afternoon of about 456,9 cubic metres per second. The dam, located in the Berseba Constituency, is the largest dam in the country with a carrying capacity of about 857 million cubic metres – three times that of Hardap Dam near Mariental in the Hardap Region.