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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