<ul><li>An examination of its impacts good & bad </li></ul>
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
Traditional irrigation World’s oldest machine Nilometer measures height of flood 20 th  Century innovation Sakia
 
Home to relatively few Nubians. Site for dam on local granite for strong foundations & building material Gravity flow down...
 
 
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 Vall...
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Aswan Dam

  1. 1. <ul><li>An examination of its impacts good & bad </li></ul>
  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. Traditional irrigation World’s oldest machine Nilometer measures height of flood 20 th Century innovation Sakia
  5. 6. Home to relatively few Nubians. Site for dam on local granite for strong foundations & building material Gravity flow downstream
  6. 9. Power station Power for fertiliser industry to replace fertile silt left by previous flooding on fields downstream
  7. 10. Temple of Abu Simbel rescued from the rising lake waters but many other antiquities lost
  8. 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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