Panic As Kariba Dam Faces Collapse


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The Kariba Dam wall is 128 metres tall and 579 metres long making it one of the world’s largest dams.

According to officials, the dam wall in the Kariba Gorge along the Zambezi River is at risk of being washed away if repairs were not carried out in the next three years.

“The engineers said if nothing is done in the next three years, the dam may be swept away,” Nkulukusa told Zambia Daily Mail.

“An unstable foundation can wash away the dam – a potential catastrophe for the 3.5 million people along the Zambezi River mainly in Mozambique and Malawi.”

The two countries have reportedly appealed for funding from the World Bank, the African Development Bank and the European Union.

Officials warn that in case the dam is swept away, the Cabora Bassa Hydro power plant in Mozambique will be submerged and this could affect 40 percent of electricity generation in the region.

However, Zimbabwe’s Environment, Water and Climate Minister, Saviour Kasukuwere, downplayed fears that the dam wall could be swept away anytime soon.

“What we know is that the dam wall is undergoing repairs, but it does not mean it is collapsing,” he was quoted as saying.

Credit: Daily Nation


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