The water levels in Lake Kariba now at 478.38m (20% usable storage) as of September 2, 2019.

This is significantly lower than the level at the same time in 2018. The level was 486.19m (80% full).

According to the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA), Kariba is designed to operate between levels 475.50m and 488.50m (with 0.70m freeboard) for hydropower generation.

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