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Nile Water Level at Khartoum Exceeds Flood Level by 36 Centimeters 

Khartoum, Aug. 7 (SUNA) – The Sudanese Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources announced that the Nile River level in the National Capital, Khartoum, exceeded the flood level by 36 centimeters, recording 16.86 meters on Saturday, and that the water volume of the Blue Nile registered at 744 million cubic meters at the Sudanese – Ethiopian border, while the water volume of the Atbara River at the Sudanese – Ethiopian border recorded 230 million cubic meters.

The Flood Committee at the ministry stated in its statement on Saturday that the Rosseires – Sennar sector will witness stability, the Sennar – Khartoum sector will witness a rise by three centimeters, the Khartoum – Shendi sector will witness a rise by eight centimeters, the Shendi – Atbara sector will witness stability, the Atbara – Merowe sector will witness a rise by11 centimeters, and that Merowe – Dongola sector will witness a rise by four centimeters.

The statement indicated that the water draining at the Rosseires Dam reached 634 million cubic meters today (Saturday), compared to 635 million cubic meters yesterday (Friday)..

According to the statement, the water volume rose at Sennar to 668 million cubic meters, compared to 658 million cubic meters yesterday (Friday), with an increase of 10 million cubic meters.

The statement indicated that the water volume at Merowe Dam registered 740 million cubic meters, compared to 744 million cubic meters on Friday, with a decrease of four million cubic meters, while a decrease was recorded in Jabal Awliya, Atbara and Upper Setet, as Jabal Awliya recorded 59 million cubic meters on Saturday, compared to 57 million cubic meters on Friday, with a decrease of two million cubic meters, the Upper Atbara and Setet registered 198 million cubic meters today (Saturday), compared to 221 million cubic meters on Friday.

The statement warned the citizens in all sectors to take the necessary precautions and exercise caution.

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Source: SUNA

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