Impact of the Sudd wetland on the Nile hydroclimatology

  title={Impact of the Sudd wetland on the Nile hydroclimatology},
  author={Yasir A. Mohamed and Bart van den Hurk and H. H. G. Savenije and W. Bastiaanssen},
  journal={Water Resources Research},
Large evaporation occurs over the Sudd wetland, a huge swamp located on the upper Nile. Historically, water resources planners have had the intention to reduce the Sudd evaporation by shortcut channels (e.g., Jonglei canal). The question is: What is the effect of draining the Sudd wetland on the regional water cycle and on the Nile water flow? A regional climate model has been applied to the Nile Basin, with a special modification to include routing of the Nile flood over the Sudd. The impact… 

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