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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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  • Copyright: Neels Gunter (corjan3) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 251 W: 17 N: 441] (2053)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-01-27
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/16, 1/160 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-10-13 1:32
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