Cahora Bassa has a profound influence, both positive and negative, on nature. Being the fourth largest man-made lake in Africa, it is an extremely important generator of hydropower for southern Africa. Originally built by Portugal, construction started fifty years ago and the dam started filling in 1974. After many years of disputes over ownership of shares, during which it survived onslaughts by devastating floods and even saboteurs, the scheme is now fully owned by the ex-Portuguese colony. The lake is long and narrow and is 171 metres deep at the wall.
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krzychu30 (15510) 2012-10-13 3:40
beautiful scene,even if you write it has also a negative influence on nature.The POV you chose here is excellent and provides us with very good view over the hydropower and the whole area.Its location is very picturesque nestled among these beautiful mountains.
Superb photo and very interesting note about it.
Have a nice weekend
ikeharel (63039) 2012-10-13 5:03
We do not get much to see from Mozambique, so each post is well appreciated.
314m deep on the wall side, that's impressive and gave good info to comprehand what seen here.
Excelent POV from high place over, fine light and clarity on.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
sabermonajati (10405) 2012-10-13 6:52
fascinating paysage you captured.
SnapRJW (31627) 2012-10-14 9:12
Hello Neels - I remember well the wrangling that took place over the Cahora Bassa Dam and this has to be the first image I have seen of it. Your elevated view point is perfect to show the lay of the land. The greenness of the foliage and low cloud hanging over the mountains speak of a tropical climate and water level in the dam are high. Are the turbines located underground like the ones in Ruacana? A fine and interesting shot. Hope all is well in the E.Cape. Rosemary
chrisvek (7001) 2012-10-17 6:56
Very good composition and superb POV.Great details and amazing atmosphere.Very good job!TFS
Have a nice day
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-10-18 19:15
I have spent some time in Mozambique, but this is totally ne territory for me. I love all of the clear details and the texture of the mountains. Nicely composed.
thebest (4276) 2013-11-28 18:13
I think I spotted the surfer eating Fish n Chips yesterday....out of the water of course ...lol!!!
I missed this photo of yours - showing us this hydropower construction - Gus & I visited a couple of these plants in Argentina & they are amazing places the work that goes into constructing these dams is incredible - Excellent POV showing us the narrow lake tucked in between the mountains.
Great photo of interest accompanied by well documented notes.
npecanhuk (70129) 2014-02-25 18:51
An interesting and attractive place I had never seen before or ever heard about!
A beautiful picture with very good level of sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Best regards and greetings from Brazil,