Ethiopia: Gerd filling complete as regional and domestic tensions rise

Issue 491 - 25 Sep 2023 - By Marc Howard | 4 minute read

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed triumphantly announced on 10 September that the fourth and final filling of the $4.2bn Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Gerd) reservoir had been completed, raising the 74km3 reservoir’s water level to 625 metres; last year’s third filling had brought levels to 600 metres.

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