Egyptian water expert Abbas Sharaki revealed that on October 21, 2021, satellites images revealed new developments in the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam crisis.
The Egyptian expert explained the continuation of the flow of October rainwater with part of the temporary storage behind the dam during the months of the flood August and September and 10 million cubic meters from Lake Tana passed from the top of the middle lane.
He added that smaller quantities amounting to about 350 million cubic meters/day, and the two drainage gates are still ( the left of the middle lane) has been closed since mid-August, and the two lower turbine gates are also closed.
According to Sharaki, the water of the lake has retreated away from the complementary dam by about 500 meters, and the water of the lake has retreated by about one billion cubic meters, and this is evident by a light-colored halo around the lake.
The Egyptian expert said that Ethiopia was not able to benefit from this water in generating electricity.
He stressed that time is passing and there is no electricity generation so far, despite repeated Ethiopian statements to operate in October in order to complete the first phase that was scheduled for the end of 2014 and did not even take place right Now.
He continued to say that Ethiopia has opened the two drainage gates to drain the middle passage in preparation for the start of engineering work for the third storage, and this will confirm that Ethiopia cannot operate the dam.
Shiraki also ruled out that Ethiopia has embarked on the construction of the third wall in preparation for the start of the third filling of the Renaissance Dam reservoir.
He said during an intervention that the start of concrete placement for the third filling will not be before next February, explaining that it requires the start of pumping water through the two turbines that were built, and then generating electricity.