Fri. May 20th, 2022

Two Bottom Outlets Of GERD Completed, Become Operational

Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Dr. Seleshi Bekele has today announced that two bottom outlets (BO) of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) have been completed and gone operational.

The bottom outlets provide release of water into the downstream countries have been completed, tested and become operational, he said.

According to the Minister, the two BOs have a capacity of passing entire annual Abbay flow in a year, provide assurances of flow of water to downstream countries at no time water interrupted.

Dr. Seleshi said GERD removes flood risk in Sudan like the one occurred last season, saves loses of water in flood plains and the dam is not a concern for harm.

“GERD is designed smart as filling and construction go in parallel, constructed as high quality and state of the art modern facility.”, Dr. Seleshi noted.

The Minister further stated that other 13 outlets are under construction adding huge capacity of water release. In any rainy seson the BOs guarantee downstream flow while filling takes place as inflow exceeding outflow at reservoir.

Source: FBC

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By Chala Dandessa

Name: Chala Dandessa. I was born in West Shewa Zone, Chobi District of Oromia Region, Ethiopia in 1989. Founder of Ethiopians Today Website Currently I am Lecturer at Jimma Teachers College. Peace and Unity for our country!

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