Silt and floods stop the turbines of the Renaissance Dam .. reveals a recent photo

Despite the announcement by the Ethiopian authorities that they are trying to complete the Construction project of the Renaissance dam In less than two years he explained that he is putting the rest of the turbines in the dam into operation and preparing for the fourth fill, but a recent photo taken yesterday, Wednesday, confirmed otherwise, stopping the turbines from operating.

And the Egyptian expert, Dr. Abbas Sharaki, revealed to Al that the satellite images showed The two turbines installed by Ethiopia continue to stop More than a month ago for technical reasons, including the severity of the flood and the high number of sediments and impurities from the remains of plants and trees that prevent the movement of the operation, as well as silt, due to the lack of a solid network for the transmission of electric current.

Ethiopia inaugurates the second turbine of the Renaissance dam and begins to produce electricity

Unprecedented water discharge from the dam

He said the Damazin indicator on the Sudanese-Ethiopian border yesterday recorded an unprecedented discharge of water from the Renaissance dam in September over the past two years, reaching 614 million cubic meters, an increase of 108 million cubic meters. compared to the same day last year.

He explained that the month of September saw a significant increase in the amount of rain of about 42%, and it is higher than the average September rainfall of the year 2021, also high of about 32%, explaining that the 11 August the second turbine in the Renaissance dam was opened and put into operation, but with weak water The satellites have not captured any images indicating its operation.

The end of the third fill and an Egyptian warning

Last August, the Ethiopian authorities announced the completion of the third filling of the Renaissance dam, storing quantities of up to 22 billion cubic meters and passing water through the central passage of the dam.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said at the time that the height of the dam had reached 600 meters.

Interestingly, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry had confirmed in a letter to the Security Council that Ethiopian behavior constitutes a blatant violation of the Declaration of Principles Agreement concluded in 2015 and a grave violation of applicable rules of international law, which oblige Addis Ababa, as an upstream country, not to infringe the rights of downstream countries, explaining that Egypt will not tolerate their rights or their water security or any threat to the capabilities of the Egyptian people, for whom the Nile River represents. the only lifeline.

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