Nakivubo Channel Rehabilitation Project

The Nakivubo Channel is a major open drainage channel that runs through the centre of the city of Kampala, Uganda, in a general north-south direction.

The channel, with an overall length of about 9 km, drains approximately 95% of the water from the developed central area of the city into the swamps at the entrance to Lake Victoria. The channel is trapezoidal in cross section and its widest point has a bottom width of 4 metres, with a maximum depth of 3 metres, discharging a design flow of 100 m3/s into the lake. The auxiliary drains are close to the Nakivubo Channel or its tributaries.
 1    2