Scramble as Gaborone Dam reaches mud level

Too little, too late Notwane Dam water levels are on the rise giving promise of inflows into Gaborone Dam downstream. A snag has meanwhile hit the Masama Wellfield project
Too little, too late Notwane Dam water levels are on the rise giving promise of inflows into Gaborone Dam downstream. A snag has meanwhile hit the Masama Wellfield project

The Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources recently suffered a minor setback in its bid to counter Gaborone Dam’s failure, after 22 boreholes at Masama were found collapsed.

The discovery has delayed the provision of 33 million litres a day to Greater Gaborone’s 500,000 residents.

The plan to add 10 new boreholes to the 22 at the Masama wellfields is a key part of the short-term plans to provide for the failure of Gaborone Dam. Minerals, Energy and Water Resources minister, Kitso Mokaila told Mmegi that crews arriving at the aquifer last year had made the disappointing discovery.

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