Bahr el Jebel

Bahr el Jebel (bäˈhər ĕl jĕbˈĕl) [key], river, 594 mi (956 km) long, section of the White Nile, central South Sudan, Africa. The name is usually used for the White Nile between Nimule, where it enters South Sudan (as the Albert Nile), and Lake No, where it joins with the Bahr el Ghazal to form the Bahr el Abiad, also a section of the White Nile. As the river passes through the Sudd swamps it loses much of its volume through evaporation and dispersal. The river is navigable to Juba.

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