Water levels in Zambia-Zimbabwe dam projected to rise

The Zambezi River Authority, an agency which manages a lake jointly owned by Zambia and Zimbabwe, said the water levels in the dam are expected to improve in the next two months, state media reported on Wednesday.

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Water levels in the Kariba Dam, the major source of electricity for the two countries, have gone down due to poor rains in the 2014/2015 rain season, causing a power deficit in Zambia and rationing of electricity.

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But the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) said water levels will soon improve because of increased inflows from northwestern and western Zambia.

“As a matter of fact, the water inflow from the Barotse plains has increased, making it possible to produce sufficient water to gain high levels at the power plant,” Munyaradzi Munodawafa, the agency’s chief executive officer is quoted as saying by the Times of Zambia.

The official said currently power generation was at 12 percent as compared to 65 percent when water levels were high. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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