Biri dam has an effective capacity of 174 00 mega litres.
Construction of the dam started in 1998 and the dam wall was partially completed in 1999.
Biri dam is mainly used for water supply and irrigation. It supplies water to the Municipality of Chinhoyi and to farms both on the up and downstream face of the dam.
Dam type: It is an earth rock fill type. Earth fill is on downstream section while rock fill is upstream of the dam. It uses the emergency spillway as the dam was commissioned before completion of the dam wall.
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Biri dam is located in Mashonaland West province and can be accessed through Chinhoyi- Murombedzi highway just outside Chinhoyi.