Dam levels update: December 14, 2020

Water levels in a number of the country’s major dams continued on an upward trend following the rainfall activity that is currently being experienced in various parts of the country. As of December 14, 2020, the national dam level average stood at 43, 5% marking a 6, 99 % improvement since December 7, 2020. Gwayi Catchment has a dam level average of 51%, Manyame Catchment 57, 8%, Mazowe Catchment 39, 7%, Mzingwane Catchment 34, 7%, Runde Catchment 40, 7%, Sanyati Catchment 46, 6% and Save Catchment 45%.

A number of small sized dams are already full, including Ngwenya Dam, Lower Mgusa, Exchange, Pollards, Nyangombe, Bulilima, Nyajena, Lower Zibagwe, Padre’s Pool, Somalala and Bangazaan.

While water levels in the dams continue improving, the need to conserve water still remains and water users across the board are advised to continue using water 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 14, 2020

Bubi-LupaneGwayiWater Supply and Irrigation36
NgwenyaGwayiIrrigation and Water Supply119, 6
InsukaminiGwayiIrrigation and Water Supply37
PollardsGwayiIrrigation and Water Supply100, 1
ExchangeGwayiIrrigation and Water Supply107, 8
ChiveroManyameIrrigation and Water Supply40, 9
ManyameManyameWater Supply and Irrigation54, 1
HaravaManyameWater Supply1, 4
MazvikadeiManyameIrrigation and Mining61, 4
BlockleyManyameIrrigation and Water Supply14, 2
KaroiManyameWater Supply and Irrigation24, 6
MazoweMazoweIrrigation21, 7
Kushinga-PhikhelelaMazoweIrrigation and Water Supply49, 4
MasemburaMazoweIrrigation71, 5
MtshabeziMzingwaneIrrigation and Water Supply24, 5
MzingwaneMzingwaneIrrigation and Water Supply11, 5
Upper NcemaMzingwaneWater Supply7, 6
Lower NcemaMzingwaneWater Supply7, 5
ZhovheMzingwaneIrrigation47, 2
SilalabuhwaMzingwaneIrrigation43. 3
InyankuniMzingwaneWater Supply35, 1
Tugwi-MukosiRundeIrrigation43, 2
BangalaRundeIrrigation35, 8
ManjirenjiRundeIrrigation41, 7
MutirikwiRundeWater Supply and Irrigation30
MuzhwiRundeIrrigation and Mining92
GwenoroRundeIrrigation and Water Supply31, 6
SebakweSanyatiWater Supply and Irrigation47, 5
ClawSanyatiIrrigation and Water Supply41, 3
WhitewatersSanyatiWater Supply15, 5
OsborneSaveIrrigation32, 3
SiyaSaveIrrigation45, 4
WenimbiSaveWater Supply and Irrigation35, 7
RusapeSaveWater Supply and Irrigation50
RutiSaveIrrigation64, 4



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