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Blue Nile, Atbara Rivers approaching flood level

Both the Atbara and the Blue Nile Rivers in Sudan are inching towards the anticipatory flood level height set at 15.0 meters. Residents of the surrounding areas were advised to take precautions.

Khartoum: AlTaghyeer: Sarah Taj al-Sir

The capital Khartoum, recorded a rise in the Blue Nile water level clocked at 14.78 meters, while Atbara’s river recorded a height of 14.14; both approaching the 15.0 meter anticipatory flood level.

The water levels in the Blue Nile and the Atbara River in Sudan are approaching flood levels at a time when the Flood Committee of the Ministry of Irrigation had warned of new increases for Thursday.

The head of the flood committee at the Sudanese Ministry of Irrigation, Abdel Rahman Saghiroun, explained that the water volume is expected to rise today, Thursday, by a rate of 355 centimeters for the Blue Nile sector and 45 centimeters north of the Atbara River.

On Wednesday, the Blue Nile at El-Dim station on the Sudanese-Ethiopian border was recorded at a volume of 550 million cubic meters.

The increase was recorded at a 100 million cubic meter difference from Tuesday’s recorded volume, with the river approaching the 610 million cubic meter flood mark.

The volume of the Atbara River on the Sudanese-Ethiopian border exceeded 300 million cubic meters, while the Khashm El-Girba dam rose to 200 million cubic meters.

The head of the flood committee at the Sudanese Ministry of Irrigation, Abdel Rahman Saghiroun, advised the residents of the Blue Nile region and the north of the Atbara River to take the necessary precautions.

He explained that the water volume is expected to rise today, Thursday, by a rate of 355 centimeters for the Blue Nile sector and 45 centimeters north of the Atbara River.

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