Zhovhe Dam

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The Spillway of Zhovhe Dam, near Beitbridge.
Satellite image of Zhovhe Dam and the lower Mzingwane River. Areas of irrigation are clearly visible. Beitbridge is in the bottom–corner.

Zhovhe Dam is a reservoir on the Mzingwane River, Zimbabwe with a capacity of 133 million cubic metres.[1] It supplies water for commercial irrigation and the town of Beitbridge.[2]


  1. ^ Chibi, T., Kandori, C. and Makone, B.F. 2005. Mzingwane Catchment Outline Plan. Zimbabwe National Water Authority, Bulawayo.
  2. ^ Love, D., Love, F., Owen, R.J.S., Uhlenbrook, S., van der Zaag, P. (2008). "Impact of the Zhovhe Dam on the lower Mzingwane River channel.". In Humphreys, E., Bayot, R.S., van Brakel, M., Gichuki, F., Svendsen, M., Wester, P., Huber-Lee, A., Cook, S., Douthwaite, B., Hoanh, C.T., Johnson, N., Nguyen-Khoa, S., Vidal, A., MacIntyre, I. Fighting Poverty Through Sustainable Water Use: Proceedings of the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food 2nd International Forum on Water and Food, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 10 – 14 2008, IV. The CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food, Colombo. pp. 46–51. ISBN 978-92-990053-2-3. 

Coordinates: 21°50′31″S 29°43′42″E / 21.84194°S 29.72833°E / -21.84194; 29.72833