Dear ALL

Further to the initial Flood Alert message, please be advised that two spillway gates shall be opened fully on the two dates, 29th and 30th November, 2012.  The North Bank electricity utility company, ZESCO, needs to raise the tail water level to a head of 92 meters to conduct turbine guarantee tests.  This requires a total spillage of 138 million cubic meters at  2 400 cubic meters per second for the two days.

To the media colleagues requiring further technical information on the exercise carried out by ZESCO, please address the Senior Manager-Generation Projects Mr Sinkala at



Elizabeth M. Karonga

Public Relations & Communications Manager

Zambezi River Authority

Zim Cell +263 913002978

Zam Cell: +260 0977 318735

Direct Line +260 211 230551

Tel: +260 211 227970/1, +260 211 +260 211 228401/2

Fax: +260 211 227498

Skype: elizabeth.karonga