Mulungushi Dam

From Chalo Chatu, Zambia online encyclopedia

The Mulungushi Dam located 50 km south-east of Kabwe, Zambia was constructed by the Broken Hill Development Company on the Mulungushi River and opened in 1925 by the then Prince of Wales (the future Edward VIII) to provide hydroelectric power to the Broken Hill Mine in Kabwe (known as Broken Hill at that time). It is a sister facility to the Mita Hills Dam 60 km to its north-east. The Lunsemfwa Hydropower company currently controls the power stations of both dams and the one at Lunsemfwa Falls.

The man-made lake created by the Mulungushi Dam is approximately 20 km long and 2-3 km wide and is home to the Mulungushi Boat Club and a local fishing competition.


Zambia Lowdown website accessed 19 February 2007.