|This was considered negligible by the IPoE||On 21 July 2020, Ethiopian prime minister, , announced that the first filling of the dam has been completed|
|The spillway will be 84 m 276 ft wide at the outflow gates||An advisor to the Sudanese leader spoke of a "that would be more horrible than one could imagine"|
Depending on the initial storage in the Aswan High Dam and this filling schedule of the GERD, flows into Egypt could be temporarily reduced, which may affect the income of two million farmers during the period of filling the reservoir.
|The volume of the reservoir will be two to three times that of||Studies indicate that the primary factors which will govern the impacts during the reservoir filling phase include the initial reservoir elevation of the , the rainfall that occurs during the filling period and the negotiated arrangement between the three countries|
|In February 2020, Mnuchin said in a statement: "We appreciate the readiness of the government of Egypt to sign the agreement and its initialing of the agreement to evidence its commitment," adding "consistent with the principles set out in the DOP, and in particular the principles of not causing significant harm to downstream countries, final testing and filling should not take place without an agreement||Filling it takes 5—15 years and even by using all generating units at maximum capacity will not drain it within a few months|
It was argued by the panel, that the original structural investigations considered only a generic rock mass without taking special conditions like faults and sliding planes in the rock basement into account.17
|Specifically, the GERD would reduce seasonal flooding of the plains surrounding the reservoir of the Roseires Dam located at , just as the , by retaining a reservoir in the deep gorges of the northern Ethiopian Highlands, had reduced flooding at Sudan's||The reservoir may become a|
|The campaign is intensive and wide-reaching; in March 2014, for the first time, only , , , and were invited by Egypt to participate in the||Not only the electrical power parameters changed over time, but also the storage parameters|
First stage filling of the reservoir for early generation was complete on 20 July 2020.