n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - The rehabilitation and raising of the Nacala Dam in Mozambique : water engineering

Volume 21, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The Nacala Dam, located on the Muecula River approximately 30 km southwest of the city of Nacala, in the Nampula Province of Mozambique, was designed and constructed between 1968 and 1975 to serve as the main water source to the city and port of Nacala. However, the lack of capacity of the original spillway gates caused the dam to overtop twice in its history. Due to the risk of dam failure, water levels at the dam were therefore kept low, reducing the water supply to Nacala significantly.

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