Investigations Into The Meteorological Aspects Of The Variations In The Level 'Of Lake Victoria

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1961
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Morth H.T
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The level of Lake Victoria has, since 1961, reached a height which caused serious flood damage. Already the financial implications are considerable for Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. If further rises can be anticipated, expenditure on flood control measures to the tune of several million poundlo. sterling must be envisaged. If such rises should lead to uncontrolled discharge at the Owen Falls Dam site because of overshooting, downstream districts of Uganda and the Sudan may be seriously flooded. All this merits a thorough study, and any indication of the future behaviour of l'ake levels, even when associated with a low probability, must be taken into account.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, p. 2-10