Owen Falls


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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.
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Initiation of the construction work of the New Nile Bridge in Jinja has faced delay due to retain work of procurement and thus construction work was set to start this month to relieve the condemned bridge at the Owen Falls Dam.
Be romantic, but do be realistic as well - fate is very persuasive, but you have to play a part * Don't fall too quickly for people - Owen falls in love with a one night stand and it turns out she has a boyfriend and he's devastated * Don't be unrealistic - don't let fantasies of your perfect match overshadow your chance for happiness * Don't look past someone who is right under your nose - you might have somebody who you're close with but you've ignored because they don't fit this imaginary ideal in your head.
When his son Owen falls ill, Kane finds his only option is to turn to Daniel Morgan (William Atherton), the local kingpin of the criminal underworld.
Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen falls after a challenge with Austria's Martin Stranzl; Frank Lampard scores England's opening goal on Saturday night
ROUGH AND TUMBLE: Michael Owen falls over Shay Given as the Liverpool striker goes close again last night; DOWNER: Steve Gerrard gets treatment; HEAD OF AFFAIRS: Newcastle defenders Nikos Dabizas and Titus Bramble battle it out with Xavier and Emile Heskey Pictures: BRADLEY ORMESHER
But having gained Robbie Fowler's commitment to the club recently, Owen falls into the category of being off limits.
The project is on the Victoria Nile River, about eight kilometers downstream of the existing Owen Falls Hydropower Project, which regulates the flows into the Victoria Nile from Lake Victoria.
Whether Owen falls into that category is another outstanding issue to be addressed, while anticipated, extraordinary bids for Gerrard will not aid the sleep patterns of his adoring followers this summer.
Uganda has traditionally relied on power generated at Nalubaale and Kiira, or Owen Falls dams on the River Nile but, following several years of below average rainfall and a sustained drought in the Lake Victoria catchment area, the country is now facing a power shortage.