Flood changes affect Egypt, we depend on Nile water with 97%: Min. of Water spokesman


Mon, 07 Sep 2020 - 11:14 GMT

CAIRO – 7 September 2020: Egypt’s spokesman for the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, Mohamed El Sebaei said that any change in the floods will affect the country whether it is a decrease or an increase, explaining that Egypt depends on the Nile River water with up to 97 percent.

He added in statements to TEN channel, Sunday that by the end of September, we can determine the size and type of this-year-flood, as its likely to be above the average compared to previous years.

He noted that Aswan High Dam project protects Egypt from flooding, describing it as “buffer against Nile floods”.

On August 31, the permanent committee to Nile River Revenue Regulatory Committee affiliated with Egypt’s Irrigation Ministry said that the flood of Nile River this year likely to be higher than the average

The initial indicators were based on the incoming Revenue during August; however, it is still too early to make a final judgment on the type and size of this year’s flood, pending the months of September and October; the Committee said.

According to an official statement issued by the Ministry of Irrigation, the River Revenue Regulatory Committee reviewed the position of the Nile flood, and the measures taken by the Nile Water Affairs Sector and the Ministry's Planning Sector Forecasting Center, including monitoring, analysis and evaluation of the flood situation, and the quantities of water expected to arrive until the end of the current water year 2021-2022.

The statement pointed to the unprecedented high rates of rainfall in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, and the high level of water in the waterway, explaining that coordination is taking place Egypt and Sudan in a framework of mutual cooperation, exchanging of data and information, and joint measurements in some measurement stations.






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