The company said in a release on Friday that this was necessitated by falling water levels in the Kariba lake.
The company attributed the low water levels in the area to low rainfall during the last wet season in the country.
“Installing the pumps at a deeper location was not easy in crocodile- and hippo-infested waters, as these had to be kept at bay as men worked in knee-deep waters. We often had to seek the assistance of wildlife wardens to ensure safety,” said mining manager Scott Phiri.
Maamba supplies 10% of Zambia’s current installed electricity generation capacity.
Source: Mining Weekly