by Kevin Hogan
Why build a dam that will not reach any sort of generous capacity when we have the best thing in the world for generating power - at least 320 days of blazing sunshine.
The obvious loss of the rafting industry and the loss of bird and fish resources is not worth what it can generate. Also as Kariba does - it will hold back the rich silts that provide nutrition to the rivers water below the dam.
Would a massive solar farm or better farms not generate more power than this dam if done properly and I am sure cost the same to put in place. Even have the solar farm along some of the gorge areas that are inhospitable and now devoid of most wildlife due to poaching and habitat degradation by the local inhabitants.
Seriously it would cost the same or possibly even less and not have the maintenance costs of a dam with cracking etc being real possibilities with concrete etc.
Click here to post comments
Click here to return to Batoka Gorge.
[Top of Page]
Can't find what you are looking for? Use Google Search to search this
website for any term you are looking for.
Share with others!
The Vic Falls Bush
our Free Quarterly E-Newsletter
Each quarter there's loads of information about conservation and
wildlife, a destination update, specials offers and discount packages,
traveller tips and stories, book reviews, African folktales,
environmental reports, bush recipes, best photo competitions and tons
"Your newsletter keeps me informed about new and old and is the best
I've seen in a long while - informative, not commercial, just plain
This Quarter we are also giving away a Free Screensaver to Every
Return to our home page