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Establishment of Hydrology Experimental Sites

EIWR has identified the Awash Basin as hydrologic experimental site to install hydrological measuring station around Melka Konture that will generate primary data for modeling runoff and erosion processes in the Ethiopian highlands. A team consists of professors from University of Tübingen, Germany, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA and Water Resources Engineering and Management 2 PhD and 3 MSc students traveled to the upper part of the basin for ten days March 18 -27, 2015).

 

Students taking Soil Infiltration Sample Measurement around Melka Konture

       Students taking Soil Infiltration Sample Measurement                             around Melka Konture

The trip creates a good opportunity for the students to understand the paleo-Lake hypothesis, geomorphology, gully formations, water quality, climate, soil characteristics, LULC and the overall hydrologic nature of the basin at its origin. These students undertake sample studies using the equipments and also installed onset Hobo Automatic RG3 Rain Gauge and measuring tubes at 8 different places permanently for the incoming rainy season studies in one of the most identified Archeological site (Melka Konture Watershed) which is bounding the main river Awash.