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