This is 0.37 meters higher than the 177.17 water level recorded on Saturday morning and merely 2.46 meters below the dam
's minimum operating level of 180 meters.
Kenya has a total 4,100 dams
and water pans, the team said in a report they released yesterday.
Noting that the existing organizations on dam
safety only had an advisory role, he said some dams
were being jointly managed by states but there were instances of vast difference in the way they were performing the task.
round farming in the northern regions, through the construction of dams
, under the 'One Village One Dam
The feasibility studies of four small dams
including Shah Tooth, Chitta Batta, Shungali Banda and Shina in Manshera are in approval stage and work on feasibility study on Mandrosh Kalan and Rucha dams
were halted due to social problems.
Meanwhile, total allocated amount of Rs 17,000 million has also been released for Mohmand dam
After the completion of Tarbella dam
43 years ago not a single storage dam
was built and every year water resources worth $ 21 billion are being thrown into the sea despite the fact that the provinces of Punjab and Sindh face 40 percent water shortages for Kharif crops.
NIA-UPRIIS made the assurance following the initial post-earthquake assessment of seven major dams
in the area after the temblor, Bote added.
"At present, the water input to the Karkheh dam
is 2,287 cubic meters per second, and the water output from this dam
is 2,400 cubic meters per second," noted Lashkari.
They said with these new dams
the water scarcity issue in the province could be resolved to a great extent.
Water Principal Secretary Joseph Wairagu has said that the dam
is part of President Uhuru Kenyatta's Big Four agenda aimed at boosting food security in Maragua and Murang'a County at large.But with the 10 colonial era dams
still full of water, locals have expressed fears that the mega projects may only aid some unscrupulous individuals to enrich themselves.