HUMAN Cahora Bassa dam

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What is the Cahora Bassa dam?
a large scale development/aid project
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Who was the Cahora Bassa dam begun by?
the protugese government of mozambique
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When did construction begin? And end?
1960s, ended three decades later
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What damaged its infrastructure and prevented development and use of the dam?
civil war
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When did renewal work begin and end?
1995-97
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Why is the dam important?
it is the largest HEP scheme in southern america
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What is the surface area of the lake?
2,739 m
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What % of mozambique's rural homes have a direct electricity supply?
1%
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Where is most of the power sold to?
south africa
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Why is this good and bad?
creates money for mozambiques economy, but does little for its citizens
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What is the potential of this dam?
could provide whole of mozambique with all the power it needs for the foreseeable future, if there are smaller projects to provide electricity for rural communities
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Why has having three dams in one basin caused environmental damage?
water is stored in reservoirs so river flow is low
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What environmental damage has been done?
shrimp fishing industry almost destroyed in lower valley
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Has the Cahora Bassa dam been a success?
much greater potential than realised, but not reached
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How could it be more successful?
if it concentrated on supplying energy to whole of mozambique and worked in harmony with other dams in basin
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