Problems Facing the Tana River Projects

The following Problems Facing the Tana River Projects

  • Shortage of capital to purchase spare parts has interfered with the maintenance of machinery in the powerhouse.
  • Fluctuation of the water levels of R. Tana because of drought in the catchment areas and evaporation because of flowing through the dry Nyika region which affects power generation.



  • Siltation of dams which occasionally blocks the tailrace tunnels leading to a low
    the volume of water and dredging is required which is expensive.
  • Inadequate skills and technology causes failure to maximize on power
    production.



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