Dam levels start improving


DECEMBER 08 2020

Water levels in a number of the country’s major dams have started picking following the rainfall activity that is currently being experienced in various parts of the country. As of December 7, 2020, the national dam level average stood at 36, 5% marking a 2, 12 % improvement since November 30, 2020. Major gains were recorded in Gwayi Catchment whose dam level average rose by 6, 8% to 37, 3% in the past week. Manyame Catchment’s dam level average is 55, 8%, Mazowe Catchment 40, 7%, Mzingwane Catchment 32, 5%, Runde Catchment 32, 1%, Sanyati Catchment 27% and Save Catchment 37, 4%.

Dams that recorded major improvements in the past week include Ngwenya Dam which gained 18, 7% and already spilling, Pollards Dam, which is now full, Tshangwa Dam which is now 79, 5% full after rising by 21, 7 % and Lower Mgusa which is now also full after gaining 34, 7%. Upper Mgusa also rose significantly to 77% after an improvement of 16, 1%. Tugwi-Mukosi Dam, the country’s largest inland water body gained 2, 6% and is now 33, 1%. Some of the dams that recorded increases are Siya Dam, Kushinga-Phikhelela, Upper Ncema, Silalabuhwa, Mzingwane, Sebakwe, Mutirikwi, Whitewater and Gwenoro.

While water levels in the dams have started improving, the rains are yet to make a noticeable impact on most of the major dams and water users are urged to continue using the available water quite sparingly and efficiently. All those using raw water from ZINWA managed dams, for purposes other than primary purposes are advised to ensure that such use is in terms of water abstraction agreements as required by the Water Act.  

Summary of major dams as at December 7, 2020

Bubi-LupaneGwayiWater Supply and Irrigation36
NgwenyaGwayiIrrigation and Water Supply119, 6
InsukaminiGwayiIrrigation and Water Supply22, 6
PollardsGwayiIrrigation and Water Supply100, 1
ExchangeGwayiIrrigation and Water Supply15, 7
ChiveroManyameIrrigation and Water Supply34, 7
ManyameManyameWater Supply and Irrigation53
HaravaManyameWater Supply00
MazvikadeiManyameIrrigation and Mining60, 6
BlockleyManyameIrrigation and Water Supply14, 8
KaroiManyameWater Supply and Irrigation24, 6
MazoweMazoweIrrigation21, 7
Kushinga-PhikhelelaMazoweIrrigation and Water Supply89, 4
MasemburaMazoweIrrigation71, 5
MtshabeziMzingwaneIrrigation and Water Supply24, 2
MzingwaneMzingwaneIrrigation and Water Supply9, 4
Upper NcemaMzingwaneWater Supply3, 9
Lower NcemaMzingwaneWater Supply1, 6
ZhovheMzingwaneIrrigation43, 6
SilalabuhwaMzingwaneIrrigation43. 5
InyankuniMzingwaneWater Supply34, 8
Tugwi-MukosiRundeIrrigation33, 1
BangalaRundeIrrigation23, 2
ManjirenjiRundeIrrigation37, 3
MutirikwiRundeWater Supply and Irrigation24, 6
MuzhwiRundeIrrigation and Mining43, 8
GwenoroRundeIrrigation and Water Supply19
SebakweSanyatiWater Supply and Irrigation17, 2
ClawSanyatiIrrigation and Water Supply41, 3
WhitewatersSanyatiWater Supply15, 5
SiyaSaveIrrigation41, 6
WenimbiSaveWater Supply and Irrigation35, 7
RusapeSaveWater Supply and Irrigation52, 2
RutiSaveIrrigation21, 5



5 thoughts on “Dam levels start improving

  1. Kurukurai Reply

    Why not add the volumes like you used to have in the Dam levels tab which you are no longer updating, surely this provides more information with little effort. With no volumes, this data is close to being useless

    • ZINWA Post authorReply

      Thank you very much for your comment. we are working on reverting to the format you refer to.

  2. watson saunyama Reply

    why cant we have upto date fugures, these are now more than a month old

  3. Evans Schaltz Reply

    The person doing your tweeting should do a simple digital course. You don’t have to include all those names in the body of the tweet. There is an option where you can include people so that they don’t appear within the tweet.

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