Aswan dam

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Year 10 Aswan Dam - Water World

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Aswan dam

  1. 1. An examination of its impacts good & bad
  2. 2. 95% of Egypt’s population live along the River Nile. A narrow strip of cultivated land is used by farmers.
  3. 3. No more flooding only perennial irrigation
  4. 4. The High Aswan Dam
  5. 5. Power station Power for fertiliser industry to replace fertile silt left by previous flooding on fields downstream
  6. 6. Temple of Abu Simbel rescued from the rising lake waters but many other antiquities lost
  7. 7. Perennial Irrigation Irrigation all year Food & export crops More land cultivated even 3 or 4 crops a year away from the floodplain (New Valley)

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