State Of Major Dams As At Febuary 13, 2017

State Of Major Dams As At Febuary 13, 2017

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
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 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
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
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
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
Sebakwe (STAGE 11) Sanyati Water supply and irrigation 101.8
Whitewaters Sanyati Water supply 100.3
Odzani Save Water supply 101.2
Wenimbi Save Water supply and irrigation 101.9
Siya Save Irrigation 55.0
Osborne Save Irrigation 52.4


7 thoughts on “State Of Major Dams As At Febuary 13, 2017

  1. Gjay Reply

    Great work ZINWA. Please keep it up. Im always looking out for this information
    Could you please give us Kariba dam information as well?

  2. Leonard Reply

    May you frequently update us on the State of major dams please!!!

    Need to know the state of Upper & Lower Ncema, Tokwe Mukorsi, Orsborne, Siya, Mazowe dams.

  3. trevor davies Reply

    Good work but please update this page on a weekly basis

  4. Marc Garnett Reply

    There is water leaking through the downstream side of the dam wall at Mazowe Dam – requires maintenance.

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