World's Biggest Dam Has ‘Extremely Dangerous’ Low Water Levels

  • Zambia may have to halt electricity generation at Kariba
  • Country depends on hydro power for more than 95% of supplies

The Kariba Dam between Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Photographer: Jekesai Njikizana/AFP via Getty Images

Water levels at Kariba dam, the world’s largest, are at “extremely dangerous” lows that could force a shutdown of its hydro power plants, said Zambian Energy Minister Dora Siliya.

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