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Water flow at iconic Victoria Falls hits lowest level in decades
The worst drought in a century has slowed the iconic Victoria Falls to a trickle, fueling fears that climate change could kill the tourist attraction on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia.
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December 04, 2019
Water levels at Victoria Falls are running low after a prolonged drought affecting much of southern Africa....
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Low-water levels are seen after a prolonged drought at Victoria Falls
Water levels at Victoria Falls are running low after a prolonged drought affecting much of southern Africa. Picture taken December 4, 2019. For decades Victoria Falls, where southern Africa's Zambezi river cascade down 100 meters into a gash in the earth, have drawn millions of holidaymakers to Zimbabwe and Zambia for their stunning views.

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December 04, 2019
Victoria Falls on January 17, 2019. The worst drought in a century has slowed the waterfalls to a trickle,...
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Water pours over the edge of Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls on January 17, 2019. The worst drought in a century has slowed the waterfalls to a trickle, fueling fears that climate change could kill one of the region's biggest tourist attractions. While they typically slow down during the dry season, officials said this year had brought an unprecedented decline in water levels.

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December 06, 2019
Visitors take pictures before dry cliffs during a prolonged drought at Victoria Falls, December 4, 2019....
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Visitors take pictures before dry cliffs following a prolonged drought at Victoria Falls
Visitors take pictures before dry cliffs during a prolonged drought at Victoria Falls, December 4, 2019. Data from the Zambezi River Authority shows water flow at its lowest since 1995, and well under the long term average. Zambian President Edgar Lungu has called it "a stark reminder of what climate change is doing to our environment."

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December 06, 2019
A visitor takes pictures before flowing water at Victoria Falls, January 17, 2019. Yet scientists are...
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Visitors take pictures before dry cliffs following a prolonged drought at Victoria Falls
A visitor takes pictures before flowing water at Victoria Falls, January 17, 2019. Yet scientists are cautious about categorically blaming climate change. There is always seasonal variation in levels. Harald Kling, hydrologist at engineering firm Poyry and a Zambezi river expert, said climate science deals in decades, not particular years, "so it's sometimes difficult to say this is because of climate change because droughts have always occurred ... If they become more frequent, then you can start saying, ok, this may be climate change," he added.

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CLIMATE-CHANGE/DROUGHT-ZIMBABWE
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December 04, 2019
Victoria Falls during a prolonged drought, December 4, 2019. Kling said early climate models had predicted...
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Low-water levels are seen after a prolonged drought at Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls during a prolonged drought, December 4, 2019. Kling said early climate models had predicted more frequent dry years in the Zambezi basin, but that "what was surprising was that it (drought) has been so frequent" -- the last drought was only three years ago. As the river gets hotter, 437 million cubic meters of water are evaporating every second, he said. REUTERS/Staff
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December 04, 2019
Victoria Falls on January 17, 2019. Zimbabwe and Zambia have suffered power cuts as they are heavily...
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Water pours over the edge of Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls on January 17, 2019. Zimbabwe and Zambia have suffered power cuts as they are heavily reliant on hydropower from plants at the Kariba Dam which is on the Zambezi river upstream of the waterfalls.
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December 04, 2019
Victoria Falls after a prolonged drought, December 4, 2019.
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Low-water levels are seen after a prolonged drought at Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls after a prolonged drought, December 4, 2019.
REUTERS/Staff
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December 04, 2019
Victoria Falls on January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Staff
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Water pours over the edge of Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls on January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Staff
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December 04, 2019
Victoria Falls after a prolonged drought, December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Staff
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Visitors walk along a walkway after a prolonged drought near Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls after a prolonged drought, December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Staff
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December 04, 2019
Victoria Falls on January 17, 2019. At 100 meters, the vast sheet of water is twice the height of Niagara...
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Visitors walk along a walkway near Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls on January 17, 2019. At 100 meters, the vast sheet of water is twice the height of Niagara Falls.

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December 06, 2019
A dry section of the Zambezi river is seen above the gorge on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, December...
Victoria Falls, Zambia
A dry section of the Zambezi river is seen above the gorge on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls
A dry section of the Zambezi river is seen above the gorge on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, December 5, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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December 06, 2019
Dry cliffs are seen following a prolonged drought at Victoria Falls, December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings...
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Dry cliffs are seen following a prolonged drought at Victoria Falls
Dry cliffs are seen following a prolonged drought at Victoria Falls, December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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December 06, 2019
Visitors walk along a walkway as spray rises up from a flowing section of Victoria Falls, December 4,...
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Visitors walk along a walkway as spray rises up from a flowing section of Victoria Falls
Visitors walk along a walkway as spray rises up from a flowing section of Victoria Falls, December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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December 06, 2019
A dry section of the Zambezi river is seen above the gorge on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, December...
Victoria Falls, Zambia
A dry section of the Zambezi river is seen above the gorge on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls
A dry section of the Zambezi river is seen above the gorge on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, December 5, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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December 06, 2019
Dry cliffs are seen following a prolonged drought at Victoria Falls, December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings...
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Dry cliffs are seen following a prolonged drought at Victoria Falls
Dry cliffs are seen following a prolonged drought at Victoria Falls, December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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December 06, 2019
The Victoria Falls is seen from the air following a prolonged drought from the Zimbabwean side, December...
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
The Victoria Falls is seen from the air following a prolonged drought from the Zimbabwean side at Victoria...
The Victoria Falls is seen from the air following a prolonged drought from the Zimbabwean side, December 5, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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December 06, 2019
Spray rises up in the distance along the parched gorge on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, December...
Victoria Falls, Zambia
Spray rises up in the distance along the parched gorge on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls
Spray rises up in the distance along the parched gorge on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, December 5, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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December 06, 2019
The Victoria Falls is seen from the air following a prolonged drought from the Zimbabwean side December...
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
The Victoria Falls is seen from the air following a prolonged drought from the Zimbabwean side at Victoria...
The Victoria Falls is seen from the air following a prolonged drought from the Zimbabwean side December 5, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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December 06, 2019
Visitors walk over a bridge as dry cliffs are seen along the parched gorge on the Zambian side of Victoria...
Victoria Falls, Zambia
Visitors walk over a bridge as dry cliffs are seen along the parched gorge on the Zambian side of Victoria...
Visitors walk over a bridge as dry cliffs are seen along the parched gorge on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, December 5, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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December 06, 2019
Visitors take pictures before dry cliffs following a prolonged drought at Victoria Falls, December 4,...
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Visitors take pictures before dry cliffs following a prolonged drought at Victoria Falls
Visitors take pictures before dry cliffs following a prolonged drought at Victoria Falls, December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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