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Future Nile river flows

Climate change is projected to increase annual Nile river flow; importantly, year-to-year variability is also expected to increase markedly. More variable flows could present a challenge for consistent water resource provision in this region.

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Figure 1: Percent annual rainfall anomaly for 2015 with respect to the period 1981–2016 (data from ref. 10).

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Conway, D. Future Nile river flows. Nature Clim Change 7, 319–320 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate3285

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