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Floods cause heavy losses in Sudan amid Nile dam crisis

Floods hit multiple Sudanese cities and neighborhoods, after Addis Ababa completed the filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam’s reservoir.
This picture shows a general view of flooded parts of the outskirts of Khartoum, Sudan, taken Sept. 14, 2020.

CAIRO — Sudan’s Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources said July 26 that the Blue Nile water flow rose from 100 million cubic meters to 400 million cubic meters. 

The ministry noted in a statement that as the fall season approaches and rainfall averages on the Ethiopian plateau increases, the Blue Nile water levels have already increased significantly in the Roseires, Singa, Sennar, Wad Madani and Khartoum water treatment plants.

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