Is Ethiopia building a dam?

CAIRO, July 8 (Reuters) – Ethiopia has been building a giant hydropower dam on the Blue Nile and has started holding back the water flow from seasonal rains to fill the reservoir behind it for a second year. … Though construction has been hit by delays, Ethiopia began filling the reservoir behind the dam in 2020.

How will Ethiopian dam affect Egypt?

Ethiopia’s dam, when finished, holds less water but will produce three times as much electricity as Egypt’s. Construction is nearing completion, the U.N. said this month.

Did Ethiopia finish building the dam?

On 21 July 2020, Ethiopian prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, announced that the first filling of the dam has been completed. … In May 2021, Ethiopia’s Minister of Water and Irrigation Seleshi Bekele mentioned that 80% of dam construction was complete.

How many dams Ethiopia has?

List of dams and reservoirs

Reservoir Coordinates Total reservoir size [km3]
Genale Dawa VI 5.68°N 40.93°E 0.18
GERD 11.214°N 35.089°E 74
Gidabo 6.438°N 38.168°E 0.063
Gilgel Gibe I 7.831°N 37.322°E 0.92

What’s going on in Ethiopia?

Thousands of people have died in the fighting, by many estimates, with reports of razed refugee camps, looting, sexual violence, massacres and extrajudicial killings. Many more have fled to Sudan, in what the United Nations has called the worst exodus of refugees from Ethiopia seen in two decades.

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How long will it take to fill the Ethiopian dam?

Ethiopia says it will take a further four to six years to fill up the reservoir to its maximum flood season capacity of 74bcm. At that point, the lake that will be created could stretch back some 250km (155 miles) upstream.

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