|Origin||Fort Rixon, Zimbabwe|
|Avg. discharge||25.9 mm/a unit runoff |
|Basin area||3,401 km2 |
Cities, Towns and Settlements along the River
The settlements below have are ordered from the beginning of the river to its end:
Bridges and Crossings
There are four main bridges over the Insiza River:
- Bridge on main Mbalabala - Masvingo road, near Filabusi.
- Bridge on Filabusi - Mataga road .
- Bridge on Filabusi - West Nicholson road .
- Croft Bridge, on the road from Filabusi to Croft mine.
There are also a number of crossing points, including:
- Ekusileni pontoon (see photo at top of page).
In addition to a number of small weirs, there are four dams on the Insiza River:
- Upper Insiza Dam, near Fort Rixon, built in 1967 with a full supply capacity of 8,829 Mm3.
- Insiza Dam, previously known as Mayfair Dam and Lake Cunningham, built in 1973, with a full supply capacity of 173,491 Mm3. It supplies water to the City of Bulawayo.
- Pangani Dam, near Filabusi, built to supply water for Pangani mine (now closed and site of a youth training institute.
- Silalabuhwa Dam, built in 1966, with a full supply capacity of 23,454 Mm3. It is located near the confluence with the Mzingwane River and supplies water for irrigation and to Colleen Bawn.
- Kileshye-Onema,J.-M., Mazvimavi, D., Love, D. and Mul, M.L. 2006. Effects of selected dams on river flows of Insiza River, Zimbabwe . Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 31, 870-875. 
- Kileshye Onema, J.-M. and van Rooyen, A. 2007. Landuse dynamics in a small watershed of the semi-arid Zimbabwe. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2007, abstract #B41B-0460 
- Chibi, T., Kandori, C. and Makone, B.F. 2005. Mzingwane Catchment Outline Plan. Zimbabwe National Water Authority, Bulawayo.
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