Flood Mitigation

NWCPC has been the main agency in implementation of Flood Mitigation projects in Kenya.  Since enactment of Water Act 2002, the Corporation has undertaken various projects geared towards mitigating the effects of floods as follows;

  • Raising heights of existing and construction of new dykes along Rivers Nzoia (Busia county), Nyando (Kisumu county) and Daua (Mandera County),
  • River training/Drainage channels on Rivers Nzoia (Busia county), Nyando (Kisumu county) and Daua (Mandera County), River Tana (Garissa and Tana River Counties) and on Njoro Kubwa Canal in Taita-Taveta County,
  • Seepage control works on rivers Nzoia and Njoro Kubwa Canal,
  • River bank stabilization on rivers Nzoia, Nyando, Daua, Tana and Lumi,
  • Construction of water pans for flood mitigation and drought intervention in Yatta division of Machakos county,
  • Construction of concrete check dams on Olopito-Ilmasharian valley to minimize effects of floods in Narok town.