Ethiopia has recognized that the water levels behind the mammoth hydroelectric dam it is expanding on the Blue Nile River are rising, however authorities portrayed this as a characteristic piece of the development procedure.
"The GERD (Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam) water filling is being done in accordance with the dam's normal development process," Seleshi Bekele, Ethiopia's water serve, was cited by state media as saying on Wednesday, a day after talks with Sudan and Egypt on the task slowed down.
Calling attention to that the dam's divider has now been raised to 560 meters (1,837 feet), contrasted and 525 meters (1,722) a year ago, Seleshi had tweeted prior in the day: "The inflow into the store because of overwhelming precipitation and overflow surpassed the surge and made common pooling. This proceeds until flood is activated soon."
Sudan's water system service said water levels on the Blue Nile, the wellspring of the greater part of the Nile River's waters, had declined by 90 million cubic meters for each day since Ethiopia began filling the supply.
"It was apparent from the stream meters in the Dimim outskirt station with Ethiopia that there is a retreat in the water levels ... affirming the conclusion of the doors of the Renaissance Dam," it said.
The GERD has been a wellspring of pressure in the Nile River bowl since the time Ethiopia kicked things off on it in 2011, with downstream nations Egypt and Sudan stressed it will confine indispensable water supplies.