Showing posts with label dams. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dams. Show all posts

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Megadrought leads to record low water levels in largest US reservoir, lake Mead



Due to a megadrought gripping the western US, the water levels at Lake Mead, the country’s largest reservoir serving 40 million Americans, have dropped to a historic low.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Emergency declared at Brazilian state of Minas Gerais due to heavy rainfalls



 Heavy rainstorms have left at least 138 cities in a state of emergency in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais due to floods, landslides and damages to the infrastructure. 

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Cambodia's battle over the Mekong | DW Documentary



 New hydropower dams on the Mekong River are leaving fishing and farming communities high and dry. The dams provide clean electricity, but they also cause massive damage to Cambodia's plant and animal worlds. Will climate change make matters worse?

Monday, July 19, 2021

Evacuation underway in China’s Inner Mongolia after torrential rain causes two dams to collapse — RT


 Two dams in Inner Mongolia’s Hulunbuir have collapsed following torrential rain, according to an announcement from China’s water ministry on Monday, citing concerns about the safety risks of aging infrastructure in the region.

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Afghanistan successfully tests water flow at major dam

Kamal Khan Dam

Afghanistan on Wednesday successfully tested water flow at a major dam in southwestern Nimroz province bordering Iran after nearly six decades of the inception of the mega project, officials said.

Sunday, January 03, 2021

Nile dam dispute: Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia agree to hold more talks | Al Jazeera

Nile dam dispute: Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia agree to hold more talks

Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia agreed on Sunday to hold further talks this month to resolve their long-running dispute over the Addis Ababa’s huge dam on the Blue Nile, Sudan’s water ministry said.

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

China unveils early warning and data sharing website to cooperate with Mekong River countries - Global Times

Mekong River countries

China made good on its promise to share year-round hydrological data on upper reaches of the Mekong River with the kickoff of an online information sharing platform on Monday. The platform aims to provide reliable forecasting and early warning services related to floods and droughts.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Talks on Nile Dam dispute to resume

Talks on Nile Dam dispute to resume

 Talks between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt over the controversial mega-dam across the Blue Nile are set to resume on Tuesday after a seven-week hiatus.

Friday, October 02, 2020

Nile blessings in disguise

Nile blessings in disguise

The Nile is experiencing its highest flooding season in 108 years this year thanks to heavy rainfall on the Ethiopian Highlands, the source of the Atbara, Blue Nile, and Sobat rivers which contribute about 85 per cent of the water of the Nile. The White Nile, which starts in the Great Lakes region of Africa, has a constant flow throughout the year and accounts for only about 15 per cent of Nile water.

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