Dar es Salaam, Feb. 22 -- ANY time beginning on Tuesday, the Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO), will begin reducing the amount of water at the Mtera dam, following the ongoing rains.

In the expected situation, the State owned utility firm asked people neighbouring the dam to take all precautionary measures during the exercise.

According to Mtera Dam Station Engineer, Elias Mwalupilo, as of February 19th this year, the water level had reached 698.45 metres, meaning there were about five centimeters remaining to reach at the freeboard level of 698.50.

Freeboard is the vertical distance from the normal water surface to the top of the confining wall.

According to Eng Mwalupilo, when water goes above the highest level, eff...