Flooding expected at Lake Tanganyika

The Water Resources Management Authority -WARMA – has observed rising water levels in Lake Tanganyika, which is likely to cause flooding in some areas of MPULUNGU and NSAMA District.
WARMA Acting Director General, FRANK NYONI says the rise in the lake water levels are due to intense rainfall received in the Northern parts of Zambia.
Mr NYONI says the water in the Lake has exceeded the long -term average.
The highest Lake Water level of 4.36 meters which was recorded in 1964 has exceeded by 0.53 meters as of April 12th 2024 reaching a record high of 4.89 meters.
Mr NYONI told ZNBC News that the Lake Water Levels are still rising and it is anticipated that the peak will be reached by June 2024.
He has advised the public using the Lake and settlers along the Lake shorelines in the affected areas to be on high alert and possibly move upland as the Lake levels are still on the rise.
Mr NYONI said Authority will continue to monitor the lake water levels and will keep the public informed of any changes in the situation.

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