Hydrology Banner

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 steadily due to higher inflows from the main Zambezi River, closing the period under review at 482.62m (51.73% usable storage) on 17th May 2021, compared to 480.33m (34.28% usable storage) recorded on the same date last year.

From:
4 May 2021
To:
17 May 2021
DayThis Year%FullLast Year%Full
4/5/2021482.3949.95%479.6429.20%
5/5/2021482.4150.10%479.729.63%
6/5/2021482.4450.33%479.7429.92%
7/5/2021482.4650.49%479.7930.29%
8/5/2021482.4750.57%479.8530.72%
9/5/2021482.4950.72%479.9231.23%
10/5/2021482.5150.88%479.9631.52%
11/5/2021482.5351.03%480.0131.81%
12/5/2021482.5551.19%480.0632.25%
13/5/2021482.5651.26%480.1332.77%
14/5/2021482.5851.42%480.1933.22%
15/5/2021482.5951.50%480.2333.53%
16/5/2021482.6151.65%480.2833.90%
17/5/2021482.6251.73%480.3334.28%
lake