Kariba Dam Water Level Is Now 21% Full, With Only 1% Usable Water Left

Water levels at Kariba Dam have dropped to alarming levels, with the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) indicating that if it does not rain anytime soon power generation will be suspended.

Statistics from ZRA indicate that the water levels in the dam are just three metres shy of the point of no usage, as the dam cannot operate below 475,50m.

Currently it is at 478,51m Water levels at Kariba dropped to 40% of capacity by mid-July and now have declined to 21% with less than 1% left for usage.

The decline, according to ZRA, was due to intensified evaporation in the hot months and late onset of the rainy season. Source: newsday

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