January 2022 Monthly Bulletin Print
Wednesday, 16 March 2022 10:02

The hydrological flow situation of the Niger basin during the month of January was marked by a low flow in the Upper Niger basin and in the Lower Niger basin. However, a decreasing flow situation is observed at the Inner Delta and the Middle Niger due to the low flows of the Guinean flood, which began in these parts of the basin since November 2021.
The Selingué dams in Mali and Kainji in Nigeria have begun to release water moderately to support the low flow situation downstream of the dams.
The data used for the various analyses below came from hydrological observation networks of the National Hydrological Services and Dam Authorities of nine (9) member countries.
The flow analysis situation was carried out by dividing the basin into four (4) sub-catchments also represented with reference gauging stations as follows: Upper Niger at Koulikoro (Mali), Inland Delta at Dire (Mali), Middle Niger in Niamey (Niger) and Lower Niger at Lokoja (Nigeria)

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