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Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)

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Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, when completed, will reduce the capacity of the Aswan High Dam, helping to save about six billion cubic metres of water. Image courtesy of Hajor.

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, formerly known as the Millennium Dam is being constructed on the Blue Nile 40km from the Sudanese border.

It has proved controversial with Sudan and Egypt who fear that it will reduce the amount of water passing through their countries.

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Wikipedia - Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam


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