Dam levels improve, says ZINWA

By ZBC Reporter
THE current rains have boosted water levels in the country’s major dams, with national average dam levels rising from 40 to 54.7 percent.
The latest statistics by the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) show that major dams in various provinces have registered a significant increase in water levels, thanks to rains being received in the second half of the 2019 to 2020 cropping season.
“Owing to the rains being received, the development has boosted water security for irrigation and domestic water supply. As of February 18, 2020, the dam levels average has risen to 54.7 percent,” says ZINWA spokesperson Marjorie Munyonga.
Some of the dams that registered a notable increase during the past week are Lower Umguza, Lungwala, Chesa, Nyadire, Biri, Antelope, Silalabuhwa, Tugwi Mukosi, Gwenoro, Sabakwe, and Mamina, among others.
The dam levels are, however, below the national dam level average expected during this time of the year and ZINWA appealed to all water consumers to use available water sparingly.