Amapongokwe Dam is one of Gweru's water supplies.


It is on the Amapongokwe River.


Completed in 1980.

Other information

It is an earth-fill embankment 28m high, 1215m long, with a concrete spillway. Surface area is 530ha, and capacity is 40 million m³. There is capacity for enlargement, however the dam capacity is believed to be larger than the catchment can supply. [1]

Further Reading


  1. 1.0 1.1 [Katherine Sayce (Ed), Tabex, Encyclopedia Zimbabwe], Tabex, Encyclopedia Zimbabwe, (Quest Publishing, Harare, 1987), Retrieved: 25 July 2019