The plant called water hyazinth or Eichornia was introduced by british and french botanists because its beauty. In the last decades the plant caused mroe and more ecological desasters. It covers gigantic areas of
It floats in the surface and forms massive swimming "islands"
One of those "islands", as big as 9 football fields" ripped lose by mid april and drifted to the Nalubaale, Kiira and Bujagali hydropower dams. The intakes of all 3 dams got blocked.
Entire Uganda electric grid collapsed and the country runs completly on emergency power generators to hold up at least an absolute minimum.
Since all dams are blocked the water level of lake Victoria rises evry day. Its now 13 meters above average and breaches the record. More and more land of the shoreline is flooded.
The flooding causes a death cycle. More and mroe Eichhornia islands break off and drift into the sea, blocking even more, which rises the water level further and causes more islands to float on the
The water level has risen so high, that it backlashs into Kenya. So far over 150.000 houses got destroyed. 300 people died already and many thousands are missing.
There are heavy rainfalls reported in the entire region which will make the nile pump more water into the lake. In next weeks all 3 dams could collapse.
UNO send an emergency warning, stating that this desaster could led to death of many million people, not just by the direct effects but also starving, since the harvest is destroyed.
Today Uganda capital Kampala started to flood and reached the quarter of the rich Munyonyo.
Lake Victoria swallows Uganda now. Well...looks like shitty chinese hydropower dams are going to bite them in the ass now.
Ugandas most luxurious hotel, the Serena Kigo Hotel, which was build in hope to bring tourism to Uganda is now swallowed by Lake Victoria