Panic as Lake Victoria's Waters Reach Alarming Levels

For more than four decades, environmentalists have been worried that water levels on the lake would decrease due to the construction of many hydropower dams such as Isimba on the River Nile downstream. However, the reverse has happened, with torrential rains increasing the water levels and submerging many settlements and commercial settings along the shores which have had to adapt or relocate, writes Irene Abalo Otto for Daily Monitor.

Mulungu beach in Munyonyo that was cut off by the rising water levels of Lake Victoria on April 12.


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