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Lake Victoria water levels down: head of irrigation mission
Published in Youm7 on 22 - 09 - 2011

The head of Irrigation mission of Egypt in Uganda, Mohamed Hassan, said the climate changes caused a drop in level of Lake Victoria to 11 meters and 2 cm. This resulted in a reduction in production capacity of electric power resulting.
The government of Uganda responded to by re-distributing electricity to different regions in accordance with an agreement between the ministries of water and electricity.
Hassan told Egyptians the low water level of Lake Victoria caused a problem between Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania because Uganda owns 46 percent of the total area of the lake in a meeting with a delegation of Egyptian.
The lake is of great value to Uganda because of its dependence on the exploitation of the lake in the tourism industry. Tanzania owns 49 percent while the rest belongs to Kenya. The East African nations are currently considering the problem of lack of water levels, which is difficult to solve because of climatic conditions experienced by tropical lakes.
The Egyptian mission completed its preparation of a technical report on Lake Victoria and is currently preparing an annual report helping to closely identify the climate effects on the size of evaporation and rainfall and predict climate change and its impact on Egypt's share of Nile water across the equatorial lakes.
Hassan is now reporting predictions of the yearly flood and monitoring the amount of rain falling annually on the tropical plateau. He pointed out members of the Egyptian mission in Uganda are currently studying the possibility of extending the project of resistance and clearing aquatic weeds in Lake Kyoga, Albert and Edward for an additional period, based on discussions with the Ugandan government.


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