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Eskom Spills Over 2Bn Litres in Floodgates Test at Owen Falls

Eskom Uganda limited successfully spilled slightly over 2 billion litres in a wet test carried out on Thursday afternoon on the sluice and spillway gates (floodgates) at the Naluubale and Kiira Hydro power stations at the Owen Falls dam on the River Nile.

The exercise commenced at 12:21 PM on the Naluubale power station where the main bridge crosses. Three out of the six sluice gates were opened consecutively with each spilling out for five minutes.

The technical team watched closely by Eskom managing director Ms. Thozama Gangi and led by operations manager Mr. Peter Tentena then moved over to the larger spillway gates at the Kiira station which let out about 1.4 billion litres of water at a rate of 800 cubic metres per second.

“The exercise has been very successful. We didn’t notice any anomalies in any of the gates that splashes water, more about http://coachesacrosscontinents.org/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php ” Tentena told ChimpReports.

“We have been coordinating with the Bujaggali dam and they informed us the spill didn’t warrant the same exercise there. The water level effect was noticed but was not too big for them to handle.”

Eskom MD (L) observes as the Nalubaale gates flash water

Eskom MD (L) observes as the Nalubaale gates flash water

The Bujaggali dam is about 8 kilometres from the Owen falls one and could only realize the spill effect after about 30 minutes. However, sickness Tentena notes that in case the water level rises to a worrying level at the adjacent dam then they (Bujaggali) will be forced to open their gates and could drastically affect the users downstream.

“We had to carry this wet test because of a notable rise in the levels of water at the lake shores, viagra ” Eskom MD Ms. Gangi explained to this website adding that “The successful completion means we are 100% ready in case we are ordered to open our gates to release water in extreme times.”

A gate in Kiira releases water. The gates released 1.4 billion. Litres

A gate in Kiira releases water. The gates released 1.4 billion. Litres

Eskom Uganda Limited operates and maintains the Nalubaale and Kiira power stations in Jinja while national water reigns over the river.

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