Nile River Basin Soil Moisture for June 1985 - 1999

There is a clear divide where desert condition start as shown by the very low soil moisture content. The highlands show greater soil moisture which fluctuates through the year in response to rainfall and evaporation. On the global maps the Ethiopian highlands are visible as an island of higher moisture than the surrounding areas. The lower temperatures and evaporation in the highlands means moisture is not lost as readily from the soil as in the arid regions further north into Sudan and Egypt.

Soil moisture legend as percentages

Soil moisture legend as percentages

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