18 APR | UPSC Current Affairs | GS 3: Understanding Lake Kariba

Lake Kariba

News: Water levels at Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe have dropped dramatically because of the latest El Nino drought.

Lake Kariba:

    • It’s known as the largest man-made lake and reservoir worldwide.
    • It is situated on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border and located 200 kilometers downstream from Victoria Falls.
    • Formed in the 1950s due to the construction of the Kariba Dam across the Zambezi River.
    • It plays a crucial role in generating electricity for Zambia and Zimbabwe and sustains a vibrant commercial fishing sector.
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