After Ethiopia impounded the water behind the dam, and then flowed in the direction of the most prominent tributaries of the Nile,
The Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources in Sudan revealed that the level of the Blue Nile has reached the degree of flooding.
Sudanese irrigation indicated that the Blue Nile reached record levels at the El-Dim station near the Sudanese-Ethiopian border, with its revenue exceeding 600 million cubic meters.
The ministry called on citizens in all sectors to take all necessary precautions from the daily statement of the flood committee.
On July 19, 2021, Ethiopia announced the success of the second phase of the process of filling the Renaissance Dam, unilaterally and without reaching a binding agreement with Egypt and Sudan.
Egypt and Sudan fear the impact of the Ethiopian move on their water resources, which come mainly from the flow of the Nile River.
Sudan has special concerns, such as that the Renaissance Dam will lead to a random or unexpected flow of water from the dam towards Sudanese territory, which increases the possibility of floods in some areas of Sudan.
These fears were reinforced because the capacity of the Sudanese Roseires reservoir, which is about 100 km from the Renaissance Dam, does not exceed 10 percent of the capacity of the Ethiopian dam.
A statement issued by the Flood Committee of the Sudanese Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources said that the total revenue of the Blue Nile for the month of July 2021 amounted to about 5 billion cubic meters, compared to 7.8 billion cubic meters in July 2020 (less by 2.8 billion cubic meters).
And added that the total revenue of the Atbara River for the month of July 2021 is about 4 billion cubic meters, compared to 2.8 billion cubic meters in July 2020 (more than 1.2 billion cubic meters).
And stressed that Khartoum recorded 15.72 meters, indicating that the flood level remained (16.50 meters), less than 78 centimeters.