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Communities in Riverside Areas of Maputo, Umbeluzi and Incomati Rivers at Risk

Communities in Riverside Areas of Maputo, Umbeluzi and Incomati Rivers at Risk

The National Directorate of Water Resources Management warns the communities living on the rivers Maputo, Umbeluzi and Incomati for the risk of occurrence of floods starting next October.

The alert comes in the wake of the high level of water storage in the main water retention infrastructures in Maputo province as well as in upstream countries, namely South Africa and Eswatini.

The head of the Hydrographic Basins Department, Agostinho Vilanculos, said that the Pequenos Libombos and Corrumana dams were currently recording levels of up to 80 percent of water storage, a fact that could lead to draining during the upcoming rainy season.

“This period is a bit worrying because we have to take some measures in the coming days, depending on what the evolution is going to be, at least in the first fifteen days of October, which officially starts the rainy season,” he said.

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The head of the Watershed Department appeals to the communities living along the Maputo, Umbeluzi and Incomati rivers to take precautionary measures, in view of the risk associated with the rainy season that is approaching.

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