Photo: shoaled Victoria Falls

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One of Africa’s most spectacular tourist attractions is in distress.

Photo Reuters

Victoria Falls is shallow to a record low due to severe drought. This caused experts to fear that climate change could destroy one of the region’s largest tourist attractions.

According to local residents, in past years, the volume of water decreased in the “dry” season, but not so much.

Falls during the normal season and during drought / Photo Reuters

Drought led to crop failure — approximately 45 million people need food assistance. In addition, Zimbabwe and Zambia have been hit by power outages because they receive energy from the Kariba Hydroelectric Power Station on the Zambezi River.


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