Problems Facing the Tana River Projects

Problems facing the tana river project
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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.
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.

Benefits of Tana River Projects

  1. The reservoirs provide power for irrigation and domestic use.
  2. The dams promote transport by serving as bridges across the rivers.
  3. The dams are a tourist attraction e.g. Masinga tourist lodge provides recreational facilities.
  4. The dams provide fresh water fisheries.
  5. The projects have generated employment to people thus raising their standard of living.
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