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Cabinet reviews flood report and safe water disposal
kKhartoum, Aug 24 (SUNA) – The Council of Ministers chaired by Prime Minister, Dr. Abdalla Hamdouk reviewed in its regular meeting today, the Flood Report for 2020-2021 presented by the Ministry of Irrigation with interventions from the Ministries of Health, Agriculture, Social Development and the Wali (governor) of Khartoum State.
Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources, Prof. Yasser Abbas said in press statements that the report included the most important features of this year’s flood, which is above-average rain on the Ethiopian plateau, which caused an increase in revenue in the Blue Nile and Atbara River, and thus levels rose above the usual level, in addition to rain forecast.
Prof. Abbas added, this year, the Renaissance Dam was filled during the months of June and July, and the water crossed the middle passage on July 20, and after that, there is no effect of the Renaissance Dam on the floods of this year
The Minister of Irrigation indicated that for the first time, the Flood Committee applied the so-called safe disposal, and it was 650 million cubic meters in the Roseires dam, and in other times 600 million cubic meters and 550 million cubic meters, and the Merowe Dam was used to pass the safe disposal and it was 800 million cubic meters, in order to reduce the flood on Nile stream.