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The Cornet Falls on the Lufira River had a drop of 113 metres (371 ft) at Mwadingusha. The river was dammed at the falls in 1925 with an 8 metres (26 ft) dyke to form Lake Tshangalele, a reservoir for a hydroelectric generator supplying power for copper smelting in Likasi. The newly formed Société Générale des Forces Hydro-électriques du Katanga (SOGEFOR) undertook construction over a four-year period, with most of the work done by large crews of laborers. The Emil Francqui power station was built to harness the power. It had six turbo-generators, five active at any time, and a generating capacity of 60,000 kilowatts.
The dyke was raised in 1934, 1938 and again in 1947 to a final height of 13 metres (43 ft). The resultant shallow lake has an area of over 410 square kilometres (160 sq mi) and supports up to 2,000 fishermen.
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- "La SOGEFOR" (in French). Yves Ghislain. Retrieved 2011-12-14.
- "Mwadingusha Reservoir". FAO. Retrieved 2011-12-14.
- US Bureau of Foreign Commerce (1954). World trade information service. U.S. Govt. Print. Off.
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