Coming soon: Kenya’s largest fresh water dam

A visitor takes photographs of Chemususu Dam in Poror, Koibatek District, last month. The Sh4.8 billion dam has a holding capacity of 12 million cubic metres of water and serves over 300,000 Baringo County residents.
Photo|Suleiman Mbatiah

What you need to know:

  • The High Grand Falls Dam is part of the Sh1.5 trillion Lamu Port and Lamu Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor (Lapsset), which was officially launched in March last year at the Lamu Port by then President Mwai Kibaki at a ceremony attended by the President of the Republic of South Sudan, Mr Salva Kiir, and former Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who has since died.

Construction of Kenya’s biggest dam is set to start soon along River Tana. The proposed Sh150 billion High Grand Falls Dam will be the single largest undertaking by the government in the water sector and will supply water to the Lamu resort city and port.


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