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Tis Abay waterfall photograph by Francesc Germain Ethiopia

Tis Abay waterfall
a beautiful photograph by

Francesc Germain

flickr.com/photos/87267070@N06/
francesc_germain@yahoo.es

Country : Ethiopia
Area : Tis Abay waterfall

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The photograph explains itself the name of Tis Abay, as ethiopians call the waterfall in amharic, meaning "Steaming water".



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Blue Nile Falls

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Nile_Falls

The Blue Nile Falls is a waterfall on the Blue Nile river in Ethiopia. It is known as Tis Abay in Amharic, meaning "great smoke". 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 one of Ethiopia's best known tourist attractions.

The falls are estimated to be between 37 and 45 meters high, consisting of four streams that originally varied from a trickle in the dry season to over 400 meters 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.[1] 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.[2]

A short distance downstream from the falls sits the first stone bridge constructed in Ethiopia, built at the command of Emperor Susenyos in 1626. According to Manuel de Almeida, stone for making lime had been found nearby along the tributary Alata, and a craftsman who had come from India with Afonso Mendes, the Orthodox Patriarch of Ethiopia, supervised the construction.[3]