Dawa River Multi-purpose Dam

Dawa River Multi-purpose Dam


The proposed Dawa Dam will on River Dawa. The site is located approximately 20 km upstream of Rhamu Dimtu town in Mandera County of Kenya and 2 km upstream of Boni centre in Ethiopia. The estimated dam height is about 90 mwith a capacity of approximately 4.5 Billion M³ and can be utilised to generate 8.2 MW of hydropower. The project objectives are:
• Provide irrigation water, hydropower generation, flood mitigation, and a source for drinking water for livestock and human beings
• Protect water resources, storing the floods for use during the dry season
• Fishing for livelihood
• Irrigation potential, changing from peasant irrigation to modern irrigation.


Posted on

September 11, 2023

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