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Owen Falls

Owen Falls

Owen Falls, on the Victoria Nile, SE Uganda, near Jinja, site of the Nalubaale Dam (formerly the Owen Falls Dam), completed 1954. The dam, which submerged the waterfall, controls the discharge from Lake Victoria (c.2 mi/3.2 km upstream) into the Nile basin and supplies hydroelectricity to Uganda and Kenya. The Kiira Dam, completed in 1999, is located .6 mi (1 km) downstream on a separate channel.
The Owen Falls was a waterfall on the White Nile in Uganda near the city of Jinja, 4 km from the point at which the river leaves Lake Victoria. The falls, together with the nearby Ripon Falls were submerged in 1954 with the completion of the Owen Falls Dam (later renamed Nalubaale, but still commonly known by the old name) that now accommodates a hydroelectric power station.

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