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At the biggest dam in the world, low water levels have caused an energy crisis.

The Kariba Dam regulates the flow of water from the Zambezi River into Lake Kariba. The dam generally produces 1,080 megawatts of electricity for Zambia and 1,050 megawatts for Zimbabwe. Now, both countries are limited to less than 400 megawatts. Low water levels have seriously harmed the local fishing industry. Zimbabwe’s power cuts have already “crippled” basic industrial and agricultural activities. The Kariba dam, built in the 1950s, may get a boost if the rainy season — which typically extends into March — delivers.