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Aswan Dam
Aswan Dam
Aswan Dam
Aswan Dam
Aswan Dam
Aswan Dam
Aswan Dam
Aswan Dam
Aswan Dam
Aswan Dam
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Aswan Dam

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  • 1. <ul><li>An examination of its impacts good & bad </li></ul>
  • 2. 95% of Egypt’s population live along the River Nile. A narrow strip of cultivated land is used by farmers.
  • 3. No more flooding only perennial irrigation
  • 4. Traditional irrigation World’s oldest machine Nilometer measures height of flood 20 th Century innovation Sakia
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  • 6. Home to relatively few Nubians. Site for dam on local granite for strong foundations & building material Gravity flow downstream
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  • 9. Power station Power for fertiliser industry to replace fertile silt left by previous flooding on fields downstream
  • 10. Temple of Abu Simbel rescued from the rising lake waters but many other antiquities lost
  • 11. Perennial Irrigation Irrigation all year 3 or 4 crops a year More land cultivated even away from the floodplain (New Valley) Food & export crops

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