State of major dams as at February 20, 2017

Most dams continue to record increases in water levels as rainfall activity continues in some parts of the country. A majority of dams are now full and spilling. The national dam level average is now 64,8%. Most dams that supply the country’s major cities now hold enough water to take the cities and towns through to the next rain season. The Zimbabwe National Water Authority continues to appeal to water users to use the available water sparingly and efficiently.

ZINWA also advises raw water users that the water year will be commencing on April 1, 2017 and all those wishing to use water from ZINWA managed dams should kick-start the process of renewing or obtaining new water abstraction agreements as required by the law. Such users should approach their respective catchment offices for assistance

Below is the summary of the major dams

Dam Catchment Purpose % full
Chivero Manyame Irrigation and Water Supply 105, 3
Manyame Manyame Water Supply and Irrigation 93,0
Mazvikadei Manyame Irrigation and Mining 105, 3
Karoi Manyame Water Supply and Irrigation 100
Blockley Manyame Irrigation and Water Supply 45,3
Exchange Gwayi Irrigation and Water Supply 103,9
Bubi-Lupane Gwayi Irrigation and Water Supply 100,6
Khami Gwayi Irrigation 99,1
Mazowe Mazowe Irrigation 77,5
Kushinga-Phikhelela Mazowe Irrigation and Water Supply 100,6
Nyambuya Mazowe Irrigation and Water Supply 100
Rufaro Mazowe Irrigation, Water Supply and Industry 85,3
Mundi-Mataga Mzingwane Irrigation 102,1
Mtshabezi Mzingwane Irrigation and Water Supply 104,1
Zhove Mzingwane Irrigation 108,6
Upper Ncema Mzingwane Water Supply 104,4
Lower Ncema Mzingwane Water Supply 89,0
Mutirikwi Runde Irrigation and Water Supply 20,3
Tokwe-Mukorsi Runde Irrigation 27,2
Bangala Runde Irrigation 102,5
Manjirenji Runde Irrigation 51,2
Muzhwi Runde Irrigation 103,1
Gwenoro Runde Irrigation and Water Supply 100, 7
Sebakwe Sanyati Water Supply and Irrigation 101,8
Claw Sanyati Irrigation and Water Supply 96,5
Whitewaters Sanyati Water Supply 100,3
Osborne Save Irrigation 54,4
Siya Save Irrigation 57,8
Wenimbi Save Water Supply and Irrigation 101,6
Rusape Save Water Supply and Irrigation 101,8
Matezva Save Irrigation and Mining 101,7

One thought on “State of major dams as at February 20, 2017

  1. Can we also have updates on smaller dams like mushandike and others on your websites so that everyone will benefit upto small scale beneficiaries.

    Thank you in advance.

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