Looming Turkwel dam spill threatening 30,000 households in Turkana

Turkwel dam in West Pokot. The dam is expected to spill over in the coming two weeks following heavy rains.

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What you need to know:

  • Humanitarian crisis around the corner with water levels rising by the day.
  • With more downpour projected in the area, the water is expected to spill over and affect thousands of downstream households.

An estimated 30,000 households in Turkana County risk a humanitarian crisis as authorities warn of looming floods due to an expected spill over at the Turkwel hydro-power dam.

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