The Kariba Dam Plunge Pool de-watering exercise commenced today, the 7th of July 2022.

The drawdown of 8 to 10 meters of the plunge pool is expected to run up to 15th July, 2022.

The European Union is contributing a grant of €64 million to support the significant milestone of the KDRP.

The rehabilitation works for the reshaping of the plunge pool will include the construction of a cofferdam, the consequent reshaping of the dam’s plunge pool in the dry through excavation operations using the drill and blast method.

It will also include the removal of spoil to designated dumpsites, the installation of required monitoring instrumentation, construction of a concrete fault protection slab and related works.