The Nile has witnessed stability in most of the country’s reservoirs, hours before the end of the month of August, which is considered the peak point for the rainy season.
On Tuesday, the Nile recorded 17.20 meters at the Khartoum station with no significant increase and a drop below the highest recorded water level by 46 centimeters.
Despite August, the peak point for the rainy season, coming to an end, fears of Nile floods still remain, especially since water levels had reached record numbers during the beginning of the rainy season.
A statement issued by the Flood Committee of the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources stated that the Blue Nile’s latest recorded volume at the Sudanese-Ethiopian border amounted to 598 million cubic meters, with the Atbara River recording 146 million cubic meters, and the White Nile recording 130 million cubic meters at the border.
The statement indicated that the water discharge at the Roseires reservoir decreased by 2 million cubic meters to 553 million cubic meters, compared to 555 million cubic meters on Monday.
The committee decided to continue maintaining the discharge behind the Roseires dam in the range of 550 million cubic meters per day until further notice.
The flood committee announced the continuation of water storage in the Upper Atbara and Setit dams, and the beginning of storage in the Khashm al-Qirba reservoir.
The committee’s statement also confirmed the stability of the Nile water levels in all sectors, and appealed to all citizens in all sectors to take necessary precautions.