W-10 Improving Flood Forecasting and Early Warning in Somalia

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Somalia experiences severe fl ooding in the riverine areas of the Juba and Shabelle. Increased severity and frequency of these floods have in turn led to increased economic damage and human casualties whenever these fl oods occur. This report presents technical options for the development of fl ood forecasting and early warning systems in Somalia. It is the outcome of an assessment carried out by SWALIM and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) on the Juba and Shabelle rivers for river fl ow forecasting and an assessment of Garowe and Hargeisa towns for fl ash fl ood alert systems.
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June, 2007
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