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Lake Tana is the source of the Blue Nile and is the largest lake in Ethiopia. The lake level has been regulated since the construction of the control weir where the lake discharges into the Blue Nile. This controls the flow to the Blue Nile Falls (Tis Isat) and hydro-power station.
The Blue Nile Falls is a waterfall on the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia. It is known as Tis Abay in Amharic, meaning "smoking water". It is situated on the upper course of the river, about 30 km downstream from the town of Bahir Dar and Lake Tana. The falls are considered one of Ethiopia's best known tourist attractions.
The falls are estimated to be between 37 and 45 metres high, consisting of four streams that originally varied from a trickle in the dry season to over 400 metres wide in the rainy season. Regulation of Lake Tana now reduces the variation somewhat, and since 2003 a hydro-electric station has taken much of the flow out of the falls except during the rainy season. The Blue Nile Falls isolate the ecology of Lake Tana from the ecology of the rest of the Nile, and this isolation has played a role in the evolution of the endemic fauna of the lake.

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  • Thank you Alfredo and Eduardo for visit and for adding this presentation to your favourites, thank you!!!!!!!
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    Thank you Nubia for visit, comment, encouragement and support. I try do my best for making a report of the journey but everyone have limits...
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  • @mirceamonu i find your comment very rude - myself i find all this serie really beautiful -
    'Păcat, mare păcat! ' for your comments as well
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    Mai întâi vă mulţumesc domnule Mircea Monu pentru cuvintele de apreciere şi recunosc că am avut întotdeauna toată admiraţia şi consideraţia pentru persoanele foarte exigente.
    În ceea ce priveşte strălucirea şi grandoarea pozelor din Etiopia aveţi perfectă dreptate: tocmai de aceea am folosit fotografii făcute de cinci autori (şi am mai luat unele şi de pe net....)
    Eu nu încerc să prezint locuri frumoase sau strălucitoare ci să expun jurnale de călătorie ale locurilor prin care am ajuns. 'În Etiopia, oficial a doua cea mai săracă țară a planetei noastre, circa jumătate din populaţie este clasificată de Banca Mondială ca fiind subnutrită. Dintre copiii mai mici de 5 ani circa 48% sunt subponderali, iar 64% au o înălţime mai mică decât cea normală pentru vârsta lor. În Etiopia, în cele mai multe zone nu există electricitate. Casele cel mai des întâlnite sunt, de fapt, nişte colibe circulare, făcute din lut sau nişte construcţii netencuite, din beţe. Copiii din Etiopia nu îşi aniversează ziua de naştere. Pentru jocuri, îşi confecţionează singuri mingi, din cârpe legate cu sfoară. O altă jucărie preferată de micuţii din Africa e roata, adică un cauciuc de la o bicicletă veche, pus în mişcare de un băţ'. Doar în Etiopia am văzut copii care primesc bomboane, le ling odată sau de două ori, le învelesc la loc în ambalaj şi le păstrează pentru mai târziu….
    Şi totuşi am văzut oameni fericiţi şi locuri minunate şi îmi cer scuze dacă n-am reuşit să le expun în aşa fel încât să vă placă....
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  • http://friendsofethiopia.blogspot.ro/2004/10/destruction-of-blue-niles-falls.html <br />
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  • LakeTana “Shepherd Tree”
  • Lake Tana is the source of the Blue Nile and is the largest lake in Ethiopia. The lake level has been regulated since the construction of the control weir where the lake discharges into the Blue Nile. This controls the flow to the Blue Nile Falls (Tis Isat) and hydro-power station. The Blue Nile Falls is a waterfall on the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia. It is known as Tis Abay in Amharic, meaning "smoking water". It is situated on the upper course of the river, about 30 km downstream from the town of Bahir Dar and Lake Tana. The falls are considered one of Ethiopia's best known tourist attractions. The falls are estimated to be between 37 and 45 metres high, consisting of four streams that originally varied from a trickle in the dry season to over 400 metres wide in the rainy season. Regulation of Lake Tana now reduces the variation somewhat, and since 2003 a hydro-electric station has taken much of the flow out of the falls except during the rainy season.
  • The Blue Nile Falls (Tis Issat) are located 28km southeast of Bahir Dar down a bad dirt road.
  • The Blue Nile River
  • Crossing the Blue Nile river by motorboat. The boat service usually operates 7am to 6pm, but when the river runs too fast the boats can’t cross
  • Strangler fig
  • The entire walk is about 5km and takes about 2½ hours
  • Catha edulis (khat, qat, or edible kat) is a flowering plant that is native to the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Among communities from these areas, khat chewing has a history as a social custom dating back thousands of years. Khat contains a monoamine alkaloid stimulant, which is said to cause excitement, loss of appetite, and euphoria. In 1980, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified it as a drug
  • Coffee Kiosk
  • The falls after the rainy season in September is dropping over a sheer chasm more than 45 meters deep, the falls throw up a continuous spray of water droplets which drench onlookers up to a kilometer away. This misty deluge produces rainbows that shift and shimmer across the gorge, and a perpetual forest of lush green vegetation much to the delight of the innumerable monkeys and coloured birds that inhabit the gorge.
  • deep basaltic rift
  • The site overlooking the waterfall has been visited over the years by many notable travelers, including the Scottish traveller James Bruce, travel writer who spent more than a dozen years in North Africa and Ethiopia. In 1965 Queen Elizabeth II paid a state visit to the Ethiopian Empire. As an excellent host Emperor Haile Selassie took her to the impressive Tississah Falls of the Blue Nile
  • ‘You are Africa's black soil that produce life You are the milk that quench the thirsty multitudes You are the messenger of my gospel, O Nile That bring my abundant harvest to the mouth of the needy You are the elegant pilgrim of my mercy Your are the first fountain you are the first ever Ethiopia You are the appeaser of the lustful greed You are the first Earth Mother of all fertility Rising like the sun from the deepest core of the globe You are the conqueror of the scorching pestilence You are the source you the Africa you are the Ethiopia You are the Nile.’ Tsegaye Gebre-Medhin, Ethiopian Poet Laureate
  • Sound: Iwan Fals - Ethiopia Text: Internet Pictures: Sanda Foişoreanu Sanda Negruţiu Alin Samochis Daniel Scrãdeanu Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foi oreanuş www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda