Somalia

Status of River Breakages Along Juba and Shabelle Rivers - Issued March 2020

FAO SWALIM has finalized the analysis and mapping of the river breakages along the Juba and Shabelle rivers using very high resolution satellite imagery. A total of 152 Open points have been identified, 100 on the Shabelle River and 52 on the Juba River which require immediate attention.

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The Juba and Shabelle Rivers and Their Importance to Somalia

The Juba and Shabelle rivers are the only perennial rivers in the country, but 90% of their flow originates from a neighbouring country - Ethiopia. The two rivers sustain agricultural production not only by providing much needed irrigation, but also through the very fertile flood plains where a variety of crops are grown for domestic and foreign markets.

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