Dam Levels Summary as at 01 April 2016

Due to the decline in rainfall activity in the past week, there has not been much movement in the water levels of most of the country’s major dams.

In Runde Catchment, Mutirikwi and Amapongokwe maintained their levels of 20.4% and 62.9% full respectively, while only Bangala (24.5), Nyatare (102.9) and Muzhwi (19.8) recorded significant gains of 0.5%, 4.4% and 0.5% respectively.

Siya Dam which also augments Manjirenji in supplying water to the Lowveld in cases of shortages is 92.83% full although it has lost 0.2%.

Dams that supply drinking water to Harare namely Chivero and Manyame both recorded marginal losses of 0.1% and 0.2% respectively while Seke (36.1) and Karoi (100) gained 0.4% and 0.3% respectively.

In Save Catchment, Osborne Dam which provides water to the sugar estates in Chisumbanje and Middle Sabi has gained 0.1% and is now 86.19% full. Other dams which have gained are Rusape (0.3%), Wenimbi (0.1%) and Odzani (1.3%). In Sanyati Catchment, most dams maintained their levels with only Cactus Poort (100.2) gaining 1.5% while Chikomba (57.4) and Ngesi (57.6) recorded losses of 0.5% and 0.3% respectively.

In Gwayi and Mzingwane Catchments, Khami Dam (100%) maintained its level and so did Biri (14.8%), Mpopoma (76.4%) and Mbembeswane (67.5%) while Bubi Lupane has lost 0.7 % and is now 69.3 % full.

Mtshabezi Dam has lost 0.5% and is now 69% full while Mudi-Mataga is 93.9% full after gaining 0.3%.

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