Small Dams & Pans

National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority

Hifadhi Maji, Boresha Maisha

Small Dams & Pans

From the year 2005/2006, when NWCPC was given its new mandate of being the construction arm of the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, the Corporation has been constructing small dams/pans in mainly in the ASAL areas across the country.  This has helped in increasing the country’s water storage and also has provided water for both domestic and livestock use.

Since the year 2005/2006 to date, NWCPC has constructed/rehabilitated over 1,019 small dams/ pans across the country mainly in the Arid and Semi Arid Areas.  This has increased the countries water storage by approximately 18.5 Million cubic metres of water serving about 1 million people and over 2 million domestic animals.  These projects have had a major positive impact to livelihoods of communities in areas affected by perennial droughts

Among the small and medium dams constructed are:
Ilengeni Dam, Kalundu Dam, Matinga Dam, Ndumbuni Dam, Chamawa Pan, Muserech Pan.

The Authoritys target for construction/rehabilitation of medium sized dams/pans in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands in Kenya was 11No. Dams. The Corporation has already achieved a target of 8No. Dams. Construction/rehabilitation of 7No. 


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