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Egypt hopes high rainfall will lessen impact of Ethiopia's third filling of Nile Dam

Despite high rainfall rates registered in the Ethiopian plateau, Egypt remains on high alert amid the completion of the third filling of Ethiopia’s controversial Nile dam.
Muslim devotees pray under the rain as they gather at Meskel Square to break their fast during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 29, 2022.

CAIRO — Egypt’s former Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Aty said during an Aug. 7 meeting of the Permanent Committee for Regulating the Nile Revenue affiliated with the Ministry of Water Resources that high rates of rainfall were monitored on the Atbarah River and Blue Nile basins, which he considered a promising start for the current flood season.

According to a ministry press release published after the meeting, the Nile Revenue Committee is currently monitoring the rates of rainfall in the sources of the Nile, since Egypt’s water needs are increasing during the summer agricultural season.

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