Kariba Dam Wall ZimbabweAs a follow up to our February 2013 notice about the opening of the spillway gates, please be advised that two spillway gates will be opened at 50% each to discharge a total of about 1,500m3/s.

Date: Saturday, 16th March 2013

Time: 12.00 Hours

Gates: Two, Open Halfway

This is aimed at lowering the lake waters to within safe operating levels. The gates will remain open until the safe operating level has been achieved.

All the stakeholders, the general public and communities along the zambezi river downstream of the kariba dam are advised to take this notice seriously to avoid loss of life and property.

Meanwhile, the authority will continue to monitor the weather and hydrological situation over the zambezi catchment area upstream of the kariba dam.