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Zim dam inflows reach second high in 47 years


Zimbabwe’s dam inflows have reached the second highest level since 1974 from the start of the rainy season in October last year, Nhau has learnt.

The rainy season which starts from October has so far caused most of the country’s dams to spill raising hopes for farmers who depend on irrigation.

According to the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa), the dams gained 47.5 percent inflows compared to the 48.6 percent of 1974.

“Between the end of October when the rains started and January 31, 2021, our dams gained 47.5% inflows only second to the 48.6% recorded at the end of January in 1974.”

“The inflows are the second highest to be recorded between October and January since 1970,” Zinwa said.

However, the rains have left trails of destruction in other parts of the country following the damage of crucial infrastructure such as roads. Nhau/Indaba

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