The Lualaba River, in red
|Country||Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|River mouth||Lualaba River|
|Length||500 km (310 mi)|
The Lufira rises in the Shaba plateau south of Likasi. The river was dammed in 1926 at Mwadingusha near Likasi to form Lake Tshangalele, a reservoir for a hydroelectric generator supplying power for copper smelting. It flows northwards through the Bia Mountains for about 500 kilometres (310 mi), joining the Lualaba in Lake Kisale.