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Annual evaporation from hydropower reservoirs

Evaporation from hydropower reservoirs represents a key component of the reservoir water budget. Depending on the different climate regimes on the continent, the rate of evaporation from open water changes with region-specific temperature, wind speed, relative humidity and solar radiation. This map shows the annual mean evaporation rate (mm/year) at the centroid of African reservoirs subject to hydropower production, for the year 2016.

RCoE Action:

Sanchez, R. G., Seliger, R., Fahl, F., Felice, L. De, Ouarda, T. B. M. J., & Farinosi, F. (2020). Freshwater use of the energy sector in Africa. Applied Energy, 270(May),



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