Vol. 109 No. 2 (2015)
Research Papers

Assessments of water demands for the Juba and Shabelle Rivers in Somalia

Mesenbet Yibeltal Sebhat
Senior Lecturer in Hydrology Bahir Dar University Ethiopia
Bio
Published December 23, 2015
How to Cite
Sebhat, M. Y. (2015). Assessments of water demands for the Juba and Shabelle Rivers in Somalia. Journal of Agriculture and Environment for International Development (JAEID), 109(2), 165-177. https://doi.org/10.12895/jaeid.20152.318

Abstract

The study deals with a characterization of the water users and demands along the Juba and Shabelle Rivers were modelled using a WEAP model. The long-term mean annual flow volume at Luuq and Belet Weyne runoff stations were 5,638 and 3,499 MCM/yr in the Juba and Shabelle Rivers, respectively. If maintaining the existing irrigation infrastructure along the rivers, irrigation water demands for the year 2035 are 3% and 63% of the annual flow volume at the Juba and Shabelle Rivers, respectively.