There was fear and panic among residents of Mbuyu Sub-Location, Gwa Kung'u in Nyandarua County after a newly-built public dam burst its banks on Tuesday following a heavy downpour.The 100,000 cubic metres Karai dam built by the National Irrigation Board (NIB) broke its banks but, luckily, drained its water into an adjacent colonial check dam
thus averting disaster.
Summary: Chief Minister informed the state assembly that a panel had been constituted and it would soon submit a report on whether the collapse of the check dam
had caused the destruction in the region
The check dam
pond water balance indicates the volume of spilled water, potential water to percolate into the soil, and the amount of water to be stored in the pond.
Projects include the the Qaus Check Dam
1, which is 152m long and 15m high, has a capacity of 2.3 million cubic metres of flood water, and the Qaus Check Dam
2, which has a capacity to hold 1.16 million cubic metres of floodwater.
The projects visited by the minister included Qaus Check Dam
2, which has a capacity to hold 1.16 million cubic meters of floodwater.
Their topics include a global and historical introduction to traditional uses of check dams
, check dams
in the torrent control practice in small mountainous catchments, managing stream morphology with check dams
, filtering-retention check dam
design in mountain torrents, induced morphological changes affecting the stability of check dam
systems, local scouring at check dams
in mountain rivers, and upstream and downstream effects of check dams
in braided rivers in the Central Pyrenees.