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 Form 4 Geography online lessons on energy

Problems facing the Tana River Projects

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Problems Facing the Tana River Projects
1. Shortage of capital to purchase spare parts which has interfered with maintenance of machinery in the power house.
2. Fluctuation of the water levels of R. Tana due to drought in the catchment areas and evaporation due to flowing through the dry Nyika region which affects power generation.
3. Siltation of dams which occasionally blocks the tail race tunnels leading to a low volume of water and dredging is required which is expensive.
4. Inadequate skills and technology which causes failure to maximize on power production.