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
|Bupi Lupane||Gwayi||Irrigation and water supply||101.7|
|Manyame||Manyame||Water supply and irrigation||94.3|
|Mazvikadei||Manyame||Irrigation and mining||103.3|
|Chivero||Manyame||Irrigation and water supply||103.2|
|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|
|Mtshabezi||Mzingwane||Irrigation and water supply||84.2|
|Upper Ncema||Mzingwane||Water supply||74.3|
|Lower Ncema||Mzingwane||Water supply||35.7|
|Mutirikwi||Runde||Water supply and irrigation||19.2|
|Muzhwi||Runde||Irrigation and mining||102.6|
|Sebakwe (STAGE 11)||Sanyati||Water supply and irrigation||101.8|
|Wenimbi||Save||Water supply and irrigation||101.9|