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International water issues
The Shabelle river is partially regulated upstream in Ethiopia by the Melka Wakana 153 MW hydroelectric project, completed in 1988, as well as dams on two branches downstream which altogether control 40 percent of the catchment area and around 50 percent of the discharge. Further water development projects are ongoing in the Shabelle river on the Ethiopian side at Gode, but the capacity and implications for water management in Somalia are as yet unknown. For the shared water resources there are no recorded agreements between the countries.