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The Awash Basin is part of / comprises: · Africa · Arab States · Eastern Africa · Northern Africa ·
Countries sharing the Awash Basin: · Djibouti · Ethiopia · Somalia ·
Facts & Figures edit
Catchment AreaA 154,900 km3
Neighbouring BasinsA Juba-Shibeli, Lake Turkana, Nile
PopulationA 14,000,000
Population DensityA 90 /km2
DischargeA 20 km3/yr
Surface Area m3
Average Depth m
Water Volume m2
Water Stress 1700 m3/person/year
Average Precipitation mm/yr
Evaporation mm/yr
Runoff 7600 mm/yr
Land Use
Irrigated Area 1050 km2
Irrigable Area 65800 km2
No. of DamsA 2
Dam Density 0.1 dams/km2
Total Water Withdrawals km3
  For Agricultural Use
  For Domestic Use
  For Industrial Use
Renewable Water Available (m3/yr/pers)
References & Remarks
A Transboundary Freshwater Spatial Database, Oregon University

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