Zimbabwean Dams’ Water levels rise

The Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) has announced a rise in water levels in local dams this rainy season.

This came following heavy rains that the country has received this farming season.

According to a statement from ZINWA, lake Chivero’s water levels is now on 99.1%, Harava 100%, Manyame 79%, Upper Ncema 75%, Mthsabezi 67% and Insiza’s water levels is now on 84.3%.

“Chivero may spill in the coming days if current flows are anything to go by.” The statement read.

Meanwhile, the Zambezi River Authority in their weekly report announced that water levels at Lake Kariba tremendously increased this year compared to last year.

“The Lake level is increasing with continous inflows from the Zambezi River and immediate Kariba Lower Catchment – closing at 481.26m (41.27% usable storage) on 11th March 2021, compared to 477.21m (11.83% usable storage) recorded on the same date last year.” They said.

The Kariba Lake is designed to operate between levels 475.50m and 488.50m (with 0.70m freeboard) for hydropower generation.


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