Níveis na barragem de Kariba em mínimo de vinte anos low infographic
A infografia mostra os detalhes da barragem de Kariba Dam e os níveis de água na albufeira.
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Albufeira de Kariba no nível mais baixo em 23 anos

By Mike Tyler

December 11, 2019 - A seca prolongada em partes do sul de África afetou seriamente os níveis de água na barragem de Kariba, ameaçando as centrais hidroelétricas de que o Zimbabué e a Zâmbia dependem para o abastecimento elétrico.

Water levels at the Kariba reservoir that straddles the two countries has fallen to 10 percent of usable storage, according to data posted on the Zambezi River Authority’s website. That’s the lowest since 1996 and worse than the 11 percent recorded during a drought in 2016.

Large parts of Zambia and Zimbabwe are experiencing the worst drought in at least four decades, forcing the nations to cut generation from Kariba after water flows fell sharply in the Zambezi river that feeds it. Each country has implemented power cuts lasting as long as 18 hours a day as a result, Bloomberg said.

PUBLISHED: 12/12/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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