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  • 1.  Oroville Dam - similar to Kariba Dam challenges

    Posted 02-16-2017 08:19 PM

    Of interest may be the engineering details relating to the rehabilitation of the Kariba Dam, situated in Africa on the Zambesi river. Very similar challenges and concerns.

  • 2.  RE: Oroville Dam - similar to Kariba Dam challenges

    Posted 03-03-2017 11:50 AM
    Hi Rolf -- was interested to see this comparison. Do you have any updates on what's happening with Kariba?

    I worked on a study of disaster risk management/preparedness in Zimbabwe and Zambia a few years ago, and as part of this spoke with several officials/employees from the Zambezi River Authority which maintains Kariba Dam. There was some hesitation to speak with us about the dam, but at that stage no one was talking about any possible problems. A few years later... I can understand the reluctance.

    Justin Baker A.M.ASCE
    Water Resources Engineer
    Austin TX