Water levels at Vic Falls drops by 1.1 metres

By Staff Reporter

WATER levels at Victoria Falls power station have dropped by 1.1metres this year compared to the same period last year, ZESCO spokesperson Henry Kapata has disclosed.

Kapata has called for prudent utilisation of power if the current load-shedding had to be reduced from the current four hours.

Kapata said that water levels in the water bodies in Zambia had drastically reduced compared to the same period in 2018, adding that the Victoria Falls Power Station in Livingstone currently had 882.6 meters of water above sea level compared to 883.7 meters in June 2018.

“Lake Kariba currently has 479.93 meters of water above sea level signifying 31.2 % reduction compared to 79.2% in June 2018,” he said

Kapata also said Itezhi-Tezhi was now at 86.9% compared to last year’s 99.7 while Kafue gorge also has reduced water levels.

“Zesco has intensified security measures at the Victoria Falls power station to prevent baboons from tampering with sensitive installations at the station,” he said.