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Victoria Falls recover from drought

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Approximately three months after Victoria Falls became a trickle of water and dry stone, it has come back to life and the roar of its mighty cascades can be heard again.

According to The South African, at the end of 2019, Victoria Falls, located on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe, had been the victim of the most severe drought in one hundred years, threatening to leave one of the most impressive waterfalls in the world dry.

Heavy rainfall in Zambia, which has caused devastating flooding and displaced hundreds of people in the country at the beginning of the year, has had, however, a positive effect on the landmark and brought it back to life.

A statement published by the Zambezi River Authority said: “The Zambezi River flows monitored at Victoria Falls rose from 349 m3/s at the start of January 2020 to 3,890 m3/s recorded on March 27 2020. Last year on the same date the recorded flow was 800 m3/s. The flows are now 54% above the recorded long-term average flow of 2,522 m3/s for this station.”

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