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Lake Kariba Weekly Levels in Meters

The Kariba Lake is designed to operate between levels 475.50m and 488.50m (with 0.70m freeboard) for hydropower generation.

The Lake level is increasing with increasing inflows from the Zambezi River and immediate Kariba Lower Catchment – closing at 478.50m (20.93% usable storage) on 14th January 2021, compared to 476.62m (7.77% usable storage) recorded on the same date last year.

From:
1 January 2021
To:
14 January 2021
DayThis Year%FullLast Year%Full
1/1/2021478.3820.08%476.678.09%
2/1/2021478.3820.08%476.668.02%
3/1/2021478.3920.16%476.647.89%
4/1/2021478.4020.23%476.637.82%
5/1/2021478.4120.30%476.637.82%
6/1/2021478.4320.44%476.637.82%
7/1/2021478.4320.44%476.627.77%
8/1/2021478.4420.51%476.627.77%
9/1/2021478.4420.51%476.627.77%
10/1/2021478.4420.51%476.627.77%
11/1/2021478.4320.44%476.627.77%
12/1/2021478.4320.44%476.617.68%
13/1/2021478.4520.58%476.627.77%
14/1/2021478.5020.93%476.627.77%