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More than 500,000 people are at risk of being affected by flooding in the 2019/2020 rainy season in Mozambique, with normal or above normal rainfall expected, the National Directorate of Water Resources Management (DNGRH) said on Friday.
Data from DNGRH, published today by the Notícias daily newspaper, project flooding in 13 rivers up and down Mozambique between October and November.
Between January and March, there is a moderate to high risk of flooding in nine river basins in the three regions of the country.
The weather forecast for October and March predicts a good agricultural campaign, especially in the central and northern parts of the country, according to Mozambican authorities.
DNGRH figures indicate that the Cahora Bassa, Muda, Nampula, and Chipembe dams, in the central and northern parts of the country, could reach 100 percent water storage.
In the south, dams may not reach 70 percent, with the exception of Massingir, as they have faced a serious water crisis in recent rainy seasons.Source: Lusa
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