Water levels in Lake Kariba have now reached 54% as the 2016/2017 rainy Season is all but coming to an end.

The Zambezi River Authority says from the period 17th May 2017 to 23rd May 2017, the water levels in Lake Kariba rose by 0.13 metres to close at 482.91 Metres.

It said that this is well above the levels recorded last year during the same period, which stood at 31 Percent, or 479.85 Metres.

The Authority says all spillway gates at Kariba Dam remained closed during the week under review.

The Kariba Lake was created and designed to operate between levels of 475.50 metres and 488.50 metres with 0.70 metres Freeboard at all times.

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  1. A humble presidents attracts favour from above.

    We need to watch how we use power, some are wasting it to put blame on government.
    The hike in tarrifs is welcome.

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  2. but the situatuon on the ground is not tallyng with the reports because tarrifs have been hiked 100% and many zambians cannot afford to pay for electricity. It is now deciding whether to eat or pay bills. Like under pf is tough.

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    • NEZ I was shocked that RSA power is extremely expensive than Zambia. Ha I was confused because someone said Zambia has the highest rates now! This world is crazy people reporting news they have no facts on.

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  3. @munone. Shall we say poor countries do not attract favour from above and only rich ones do?

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  4. WHERE IS MONEY FOR KARIBA DAM REPAIRS?
    WOULD IT BE EASIER TO REPAIR DAM WHEN WATER LEVEL IS LOW?
    ZESCO EDUCATE ME WITH YOUR REPAIR STRATEGY BEFORE YOU MISAPPROPRIATE THE MONEY TO BOB’S ZIMBAMBWE THROUGH ZRA.
    LET US REPAIR DAM NOW. THIS IS A VALUABLE ZAMBIAN ASSET AND NOT FOR TONGAS ALONE.
    YOU KNOW THERE SO MANY GOOD THINGS FROM TONGALAND.
    I SAY UNITY IN DIVERSITY SO THAT WE ALL BENEFIT. TREAT THOSE TONGA BROTHERS AND SISTERS WELL. LET’S EMBRACE THEM AND TEACH THEM TO SHARE RESOURCES. SORRY LEADERSHIP IS BY OUR MAJORITY VOTE. SIMPLE. THEY CAN BE VICE OR PM FINISH. REPAIR DAM

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  5. Ba LT. Please recheck the figures as they do not make any sense.

    You say the Kariba Lake was created and designed to operate between levels of 475.50 metres and 488.50 metres. But, if it is now at 54% of its capacity, then it is between 256.77 metres and 263.79 metres. So, what are you saying?

    Records show that the Dam wall is 128m high, 579m long, and the maximum water depth is 97m.
    So, can you put your figures into context and clarify. Makes no sense.

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  6. osati nikamvele munthu akamba ati its global ngati vi load shedding vayamba futi

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  7. WHEN ZAMBIA WAS FACED WITH SEVERE DROUGHT WHICH RESULTED INTO LOAD SHEDDING,PEOPLE CALLED ECL AND HIS MINISTERS NAMES AND SAID LOAD SHADING WAS AS A RESULT OF POOR LEADERSHIP.
    NOW SINCE THERE IS NO MORE LOAD SHEDDING AND KARIBA DAM IS ALMOST FULL,WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO CALL ECL AND THE MINISTER OF ENERGY.
    IT IS A LESSON TO PEOPLE NOT TO POLITICIZE EVERY THING.THE GOVT EXPLAINED THE CAUSE OF LOAD SHEDDING AND PEOPLE COULD NOT UNDERSTAND.

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