Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Kariba Dam in Zimbabwe

Aerial view of the Dam Wall with five gates open, Kariba, Zimbabwe.

Photography: David Trickett.

postmarked in 990 with a Zimbabwe 35 c 'Traditional Dancing' stamp

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The Kariba Dam is a hydroelectric dam in the Kariba Gorge of the Zambezi river basin between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is one of the largest dams in the world, standing 128 m (420 ft) tall and 579 m (1,900 ft) long.

Eighty six men lost their lives during construction between 1955 and 1977.

1 comment:

Employment Posters said...

What a great view at Zimbabwe I wish I could go to that place.