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Grand Ethopian Renaissance Dam

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 07, Jul 2021
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Why in news: Egypt angry as it says Ethiopia has resumed filling GERD

  • The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, formerly known as the Millennium Dam and sometimes referred to as Hidase Dam, is a gravity dam on the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia.
  • Egypt depends on the Nile for nearly all of its irrigation and drinking water,and  sees the dam as an existential threat.

Nile River

  • Nile river is the longest and oldest river on Earth
  • The Blue Nile originates at Lake Tana in Ethiopia. It travels for approximately 1,450 km through Ethiopia and Sudan.
  • Blue Nile joins White Nile at Khartoum (Capital of Sudan) and forms the Nile River.