n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - The rehabilitation and raising of the Nacala Dam in Mozambique : water engineering
|Article Title||The rehabilitation and raising of the Nacala Dam in Mozambique : water engineering|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Publication Date||Jun 2013|
|Pages||41 - 44|
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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