Kariba Dam Water Level Down To Only 16% And Still Falling

Kariba Dam water levels have dropped to 16% despite the current rains falling throughout the country, the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) has said.

Last month, the water levels in the dam that produces the bulk of the country’s electricity had dropped to 21% from 40% recorded in June before falling to the current 16%.

ZRA indicated that only one-metre water levels were left to sustain the country until meaningful rains pound.

Although the authority did not give an interpretation to the statistics, the latest drop has seen the dam’s capacity going down to 21% compared to 60% recorded last year during the same period.

Zimbabwe which requires up to 2 200 megawatts (MW) of electricity per day, is currently producing 800MW and importing 95MW. Source: newsday

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