Welcome to the KARIBA DAM REHABILITATION PROJECT
After 60 years of serving the people of Zimbabwe and Zambia, routine monitoring of the Kariba Dam has identified the need for rehabilitation works to ensure its longevity, long term efficient operation into the future and its continued contribution to energy security and economic prosperity in the region.
Plunge Pool Reshaping
The natural river bed downstream of the dam has eroded over time as a result of heavy spillage of flood waters, particularly in the dam’s early years, to form a deep plunge pool.
Six sluice gates in the upper part of the concrete dam wall together form the spillway though which water is released into the plunge pool in order to manage the reservoir water levels.