Feb 19, 2016

Zimbabwe's main hydro power dam running out of water after drought

Kariba
Zimbabwe
by
Philimon Bulawayo
,
Reuters
In this file 2008 photo, people watch as the spillway gates are opened at Kariba North Bank dam on Lake Kariba to reduce rising water levels as a measure to protect the dam. Photo: Mackson Wasamunu, Reuters
In this file 2008 photo, people watch as the spillway gates are opened at Kariba North Bank dam on Lake Kariba to reduce rising water levels as a measure to protect the dam. Photo: Mackson Wasamunu, Reuters

Zimbabwe's main hydro power dam could stop producing electricity in six months if water levels keep falling after the nation's worst drought in more than two decades. Kenneth Maswera, Kariba Power Station's general manager told reporters that dam levels were at 12 percent of capacity, a level last recorded in 1992 during a severe drought