Prolonged dry spell: Irrigation farmers advised to apply for water

Online Desk |  1 year ago | top

The Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) says a dry spell witnessed countrywide since February , has seen major dam levels remaining static with some water bodies still below 50 percent full. 

In an update on the national dam situation, Zinwa Corporate Communications and Marketing Manager Marjorie Munyonga said some rural and urban centres that need raw water will face shortages this year. 

She added that due to water shortages, irrigation farmers should start applying for the resource with their respective service centres and catchments to avoid disruptions in their activities. 

According to Mrs Munyonga, dams such as Mazowe are about 43 percent full, Tshongokwe 35 percent and Clifton dam 31 percent. 

Zimbabwe had anticipated normal to above normal rains this season but weather experts have noted a shift in pattern which is largely blamed on climate change.