Ethiopia’s Omo Valley | Africa’s Last Frontier, National Geographic Magazine: Gibe III Dam | Omo River Valley, Ethiopia

The Gibe III Dam will bring stable electric power to 11 million people in Ethiopia. But the 200,000 tribal people down stream in the Omo River Valley who survive by flood recession agriculture will first starve when the water is diverted, and then, along with their rich and distinct culture, disappear. The plan for the dam includes a 10 day release—a fake flood—but the water is released from the middle of the dam and won’t help the agriculture down river.

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