'Zim's power situation is about to get worse'
The Zimbabwe Power Company says Lake Kariba may have to be shut down for two months.
HARARE - The power situation looks set to worsen in Zimbabwe, where authorities say they're cutting back on generation at the main hydro-power station at Lake Kariba due to low water levels.
The Zimbabwe Power Company says Kariba may have to be shut down for two months.
Low rainfall at the end of last year and the beginning of this year has been cited at the main cause of generation problems.
The Zimbabwe Power Company says it has to scale back on power generation at Lake Kariba, from 705 megawatts to 475 megawatts.
It says if it doesn't, the lake will drop below its minimum draw-down level.
That could mean the power station will have to shut down for at least two months, until summer rains hopefully begin to fill the lake again.