Zambezi dam

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RichA
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Zambezi dam

Post by RichA » Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:38 pm

http://southernafrican.news/2016/04/21/ ... ly-starts/

Does anyone know if there are any drawings/plans for specifically where the dam will be and what will be flooded? Is it 'just' the minus rapids? Will Victoria Falls be affected too, as they'll effectively be falling into a flooded gorge? I assume not, as they're one of the Seven Natural Wonders...

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Re: Zambezi dam

Post by callum s » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:02 pm

The entire classic rafting section will be flooded, with the reservoir backing up to within 1km of the base of Victoria Falls. So probably only the minus rapids will be left.

The dam will take 10 - 13 years to construct, probably longer accounting for reality, so there is still time or a bit of boating...

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Re: Zambezi dam

Post by Myles » Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:42 pm

There are some links to the plans in the thread below

http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/foru ... p?t=122117

It looks like pretty much all the main rapids will be lost aside from perhaps 1-3 and the minus rapids. A real shame.

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