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.


River Breakages Along Juba & Shabelle Raise Concerns of Flooding

SWALIM has updated the river breakages database by mapping them from very high resolution satellite imagery for 2015. Some of the breakages were verified through field visits. Three types of breakages have been identified namely; open, potential and closed. The open breakages are those that were still open during the month of July 2015. The potential breakages represent points that have very weak river embankment or have experienced several breakages in the recent past. The closed breakages are those that were previously open but efforts have been made to close them.

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