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Blue Nile

A river of northeast Africa. It is the chief headstream of the Nile and flows about 1,610 km (1,000 mi) from northwest Ethiopia to Sudan. At Khartoum it merges with the White Nile to form the Nile River proper.

Blue Nile

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(Placename) a river in E Africa, rising in central Ethiopia as the Abbai and flowing southeast, then northwest to join the White Nile. Length: about 1530 km (950 miles)

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a river in E Africa, flowing NNW from Lake Tana in Ethiopia into the Nile at Khartoum: a tributary of the Nile. ab. 950 mi. (1530 km) long. Compare Nile.
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Noun1.Blue Nile - a headstream of the Nile; joins the White Nile at Khartoum to form the Nile
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The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, formerly known as the Millennium Dam, is under construction in the Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia on the Blue Nile River.
In 2011, Ethiopia started the construction of the 6,000-megawatt Renaissance Dam over the Blue Nile River, one of the major sources of water that forms the Nile River downstream.
The levels of Blue Nile River at Al Daim station, on the border with Ethiopia, registered a significant rise of 60cm, reaching 12.
A planned attack against the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project located on the Blue Nile River in the Benishangul region of Ethiopia was reportedly prevented from taking place by Ethiopian authorities.
French consultancy firms BRL and Artelia will conduct the studies on the proposed dam on Ethiopia's Blue Nile River.
In statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Thursday, Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) pointed that new increase of Blue Nile River water has been reported in Sennar in central Sudan, which is expected to arrive to Khartoum and Northern states within days.
The Blue Nile river where the research focuses is one of the two major tributaries of the Nile with a total length of 1,450 kilometers, of which 800 km are inside Ethiopia and the rest is inside Sudan.
The dam will also regulate the flow of the Blue Nile river and the Nile River water, increasing the annual electricity production in the Roseris, Sinar and Merowe dams and any other dams that would be constructed in the future along the Nile river.
He covers the Blue Nile River Basin, computations of flow and sediment balances in the Blue Nile River, hydrodynamic characteristics of the Blue Nile River network, sediment fingerprinting in Roseires Reservoir, and morphodynamic impacts of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and Roseires heightening along the Blue Nile River.
On the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD or the Millennium Dam) being built on the Blue Nile River, Al-Sisi said Egypt and Ethiopia reached understanding on the concerns of each other.
Another political issue involves Ethiopia's dispute with Egypt over Ethiopia's construction of the Renaissance Dam, a $4 billion hydroelectric project that Ethiopia is building on the headwaters of the Blue Nile River.
Rains in Ethiopia feed into the Blue Nile river which runs to Khartoum, Sudan's capital.