Govt urged to construct dams along River Baragoi

Written By: Regina Manyara Gitau

Govt urged to construct dams along River Baragoi

Samburu County residents are calling on the government to construct up to four dams along River Baragoi to help address water access challenges they face during the dry season.

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They argue that a lot of water is being wasted during this rainy season that could be harvested and stored in dams for domestic use and irrigation.

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Arid and semi-arid lands have for eons borne the brunt of dry weather patterns; often characterized by massive loss of life and livestock.

The residents argue that over the last few weeks a lot of rain water has gone to waste in the absence of proper water harvesting mechanisms that could be used during the dry season.

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Crop Production Principal Secretary Dr. Richard Lesiyampe says there is a need for the national and county governments to work together to harvest and preserve rain water in areas that are receiving heavy rainfall.

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He assured residents that Samburu County would be allocated funds for construction small water dams in the next financial year.

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