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State Of Major Dams As At February 13, 2017

State Of Major Dams As At February 13, 2017

February 15, 2017 Public Relations

The country’s dams continue to record increases in water levels with many dams filling up and spilling. The national dam level average record a slight increase and now stands at 62.6%. The dams which are filling and spilling include Chivero, Mazvikadei, Lower Mgusa, Insukamini, Bhiri-Manyame, Wenimbi and Sebakwe (stage I I).

A number of dams have recorded increases these include Manyame, Upper Ncema and Lower Ncema.

While appreciating the upward movement of dam levels, the Zimbabwe National Water Authority, continues to urge water users in all sectors to use the available water very sparingly and to practice rainwater harvesting.

The Authority also appeals to irrigating farmers and other raw water users to ensure that they enter into water abstraction agreements with ZINWA as is required under the water Act. Any use without the necessary documentation is illegal and offenders are liable to prosecution or risk having their supplies disconnected.

The table below shows the current state of major dams across the country

 

 

 

Catchment

Purpose

% Full

GWAYI

 

 

 

Lower Mgusa

Gwayi

Irrigation

100.0

Khami

Gwayi

Irrigation

102.6

Insukamini

Gwayi

irrigation

103.1

Bupi Lupane

Gwayi

Irrigation and water supply

101.7

MANYAME

 

 

 

Manyame

Manyame

Water supply and irrigation

94.3

Mazvikadei

Manyame

Irrigation and mining

103.3

Chivero

Manyame

Irrigation and water supply

103.2

Bhiri-Manyame

Manyame

Irrigation

105.1

MAZOWE

 

 

 

Nyambuya

Mazowe

Irrigation and water supply

100.0

Kushinga Phikhelela

Mazowe

Irrigation and water supply

100.8

Rufaro

Mazowe

Irrigation, water supply and industry

85.0

Mazowe

Mazowe

Irrigation

69.1

MZINGWANE

 

 

 

Mtshabezi

Mzingwane

Irrigation and water supply

84.2

Upper Ncema

Mzingwane

Water supply

74.3

Zhovhe

Mzingwane

Irrigation

105.6

Lower Ncema

Mzingwane

Water supply

35.7

RUNDE

 

 

 

Manjirenji

Runde

Irrigation

50.4

Mutirikwi

Runde

Water supply and irrigation

19.2

Tokwe Mukorsi

Runde

Irrigation

24.4

Muzhwi

Runde

Irrigation and mining

102.6

SANYATI

 

 

 

Sebakwe (STAGE 11)

Sanyati

Water supply and irrigation

101.8

Whitewaters

Sanyati

Water supply

100.3

SAVE

 

 

 

Odzani

Save

Water supply

101.2

Wenimbi

Save

Water supply and irrigation

101.9

Siya

Save

Irrigation

55.0

Osborne

Save

Irrigation

52.4

 

 

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