Ndakaini Dam Could Soon Burst Its Banks, Residents Urged To Relocate
Dec. 09, 2019
The Meteorological department has urged Murang’a residents who live on the lower sides of Ndakaini Dam to move to higher grounds possible as it could soon burst its banks.
According to the weatherman, the dam may spill over in the next five days to stretch the already flooded Rivers Chania and Thika which may cause disaster and possible loss of lives.
The County Director for Met services Paul Murage said the dam, which can only hold 70 million cubic meters of water when full to its capacity, is now at 59.773 cubic meters. While noting that private dams within the county were almost full, he said Dakaini has only 11 million cubic meters left.
“Given the rate of increase of water at the dam, stakeholders need to be pro-active to avert the looming danger,” he said.
Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wa Iria said a team of experts have been deployed to monitor the situation and advise on the way forward.