Zambezi River Water Levels Rise

Water inflows at Zambezi River have steadily risen according to the Zambezi River Authority, The Herald reports. This has increased the water levels at Kariba Dam and Victoria Falls but will not result in immediate power generation according to the publication.

According to the publication:

Flows at the Victoria Falls station peaked at 4 255 cubic metres per second on Monday, which is more than 50 percent above the long-term average.

To date, water levels in Lake Kariba have risen by about a metre to stand at 477,79m, with about 15,92 percent usable storage as of Monday.

Water levels were at 480,65m, with about 36,68 percent usable storage recorded on the same date last year.

However, the ZRA said it will not be reviewing water allocation for power generation as the dam water levels stand just 2 meters above the minimum operating point for now.

More: The Herald 


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