Wednesday, 21 May 2014

I havnt been too busy on my blog, so here goes.... A different view of the spectacular Cahorra Bassa dam wall and here's a little history about it all.... The dam began to fill in December 1974 after construction was commenced in 1969 by the Portuguese colonial government of Mozambique (Portugal), and is 171 m (560 ft) high by 303 m (994 ft) wide at the crest. Built in the first half of the 1970s when Mozambique was still a Portuguese territory, long stretches of the power transmission lines were sabotaged during 16 years of Mozambican Civil War which ended in 1992. The lake has reached a maximum length and width of approximately 250 km and 38 km respectively, flooding an area of 2,700 km² with an average depth of 20.9 m.[1]

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