Govt Warns Vumba Community Of Possible Dam Wall Collapse

The government is advising communities living downstream of Manyera dam in Vumba that the dam wall has weakened.

This has been caused by Tropical Cyclone Idai-induced rains — which continue to pound the vicinity, filling up dams, affecting their walls.

Vumba District has seen massive landslides, a development likely to prevent authorities from fully appreciating the threat that exists.

Roads have collapsed in landslides in the sparsely-populated Chimanimani and Rusitu Valley.


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3 comments on “Govt Warns Vumba Community Of Possible Dam Wall Collapse

  1. Simba you can not fix it during the rain season otherwise it will be catarstrophic. It has to be done during the dry season. You can only release the spillway valves as a stop gate measure

  2. Manyera dam is in Burma Valley not Vumba. CPU warn old and unschooled farm compound dwellers in English of impending danger. Truly that’s wrong. The dam being less than 15 km from the Mozambique border, more than 70% of people down there are from Moza, how are they suppossed to understand the warning. Shona or rather Chimanyika as the would be victims call it is handy. Telling people to go to higher ground ain’t enough as higher ground ain’t no shelter. People will resist to keep the little they have and die. Let us be serious.

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