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IMAGE OF THE DAY
05-28-2022
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile
Today's Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features a dam on the Blue Nile that is set to become Africa’s largest hydroelectric dam upon its completion in 2023. In Ethiopia, only about half of the citizens have access to electricity. To address this issue, the government launched the dam project in 2011. "With three spillways and 13 turbines, the concrete structure will rise 475 feet and create a reservoir that will cover 724 square miles of land, an area about the...
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