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The Nugaal an
intermittent river Intermittent, temporary, or seasonal rivers and streams cease to flow every year or at least twice every five years.(Tzoraki et al., 2007) Such river A river is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an oce ...
that runs along the
Nugaal Valley The Nugaal Valley ( so, Dooxada Nugaal, ar, وادي نوجال), also called the Nogal Valley, is a long and broad valley located in northern Somalia and eastern Somaliland. The Nugaal Valley is bounded to the north by the ''Sorl'', or ''Nugal Pla ...
. It begins several miles to the west of Sool, and ends at
Eyl Eyl ( it, Eil) is an ancient port town in the northeastern Nugal region of Somalia Somalia,; ar, الصومال, aṣ-Ṣūmāl officially the Federal Republic of Somalia, is a country in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to ...
where the outlet flows into the Indian Ocean. It evaporates at the onset of the hagaa, the Somali dry season. Due to mismanagement, the river bed has gone increasingly dry, and several Somali politicians have discussed repairing the damage.Bahadur, Jay. The pirates of Somalia: Inside their hidden world. Vintage, 2011.


Eponyms

The Nugaal has three eponyms: *
Nugaal Valley The Nugaal Valley ( so, Dooxada Nugaal, ar, وادي نوجال), also called the Nogal Valley, is a long and broad valley located in northern Somalia and eastern Somaliland. The Nugaal Valley is bounded to the north by the ''Sorl'', or ''Nugal Pla ...
, a valley widest in Sool, but narrower in Nugaal bari * Nugaal Region, a province with Garowe at its center * Nugaal Plateau, the flat terrain above the Nugaal Valley also called Sorl * Nogal-Sool district, a Dhulbahante province that included Buuhoodle district during British colonial rule


See also

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Shebelle river The Shebelle River ( so, Webi Shabeelle, ar, نهر شبيلي, am, እደላ, it, Uebi Scebeli) begins in the highlands Highlands or uplands are any mountainous region or elevated mountainous plateau. Generally speaking, upland (or uplands) re ...

Shebelle river


References

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