River Shabelle has started flowing after it dried up following the ongoing drought in various parts of the country
River Shabelle, which originates from mountains in neighbouring Ethiopia, has today started flowing after about a month of dry up with cases of diseases outbreak reported as a result of water shortage.
Residents in Hiraan region say the River Shabelle flows again though the level of the water is not as usual.
River-fed farmlands have become parched bare land last month, as farmers of Hiiraan, Middle and Lower Shabelle regions say the recent dryness of the river had caused a lot of damage to their crops.
The farmers who expressed hope over the upcoming season said they start planting as they lost what they had planted last season following the drying up of the river Shabelle.
Shabelle River extends from Ethiopian highlands and enters Somalia in Hiiraan region where it passes Beledweyne, Bulabarde, Jalalaqsi and dozens of villages.