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Dams of the Eastern Nile River
The dams constructed on the Eastern Nile river provide hydroelectric power, irrigation water, recreation space and numerous other benefits to the inhabitants of the Eastern Nile river basin.

Egypt

Name Year Built Purpose Height (m) Storage (BMC) Installed HP (MW)
High Aswan Dam (HAD) 1968 Multipurpose: flood control, irrigation, navigation, HP 111 130 2100
Old Aswan 1 1960 Hydropower 54 0.1 280
Old Aswan 2 1985 Hydropower 54 0.1 270
Esna 1993 Multipurpose 20 barrage 86
New Naga Hamady 2008 Multipurpose 5.7 barrage 64
Data source: Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, Egypt.

The Aswan Dam (view 1).
The Aswan Dam (view 2).


Ethiopia

Name Year Built Purpose Height (m) Storage (BMC) Installed HP (MW)
Fincha 1973 Multipurpose 42 0.65 134
Tekeze 2010 Hydropower 185 9.3 300
Chara-chara 1996 Hydropower 9 9.1 460 Tana-Beles; (84 Tis Abay I & II, stand-by)
Data Source: Ministry of Water and Energy, Ethiopia.

The Tekeze Dam (view 1).
The Tekeze Dam (view 2).


Sudan

Name Year Built Purpose Height (m) Storage (BMC) Installed HP (MW)
Rosiers 1966 Multipurpose: hydropower, irrigation 68 2.12 280
Sennar 1925 Multipurpose: irrigation, hydropower 40 0.48 15
Kashm 1964 Multipurpose: irrigation, flood control 32 0.62 18
Jabel Aulia 1933 Multipurpose: flood, irrigation, hydropower 52 3.89 28
Meroewe 2009 Multipurpose: hydropower, irrigation 60 12.5 1250
Data source: Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources, Sudan

The Merewi Dam (view 1).
The Merewi Dam (view 2).