Aswan High Dam


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Aswan High Dam

a dam on the Nile forming a reservoir (Lake Nasser) extending 480 km (300 miles) from the First to the Third Cataracts: opened in 1971, it was built 6 km (4 miles) upstream from the old Aswan Dam (built in 1902 and twice raised). Height of dam: 109 m (365 ft.)
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Sudan was asked to approve the inundation of Halfa region by construction of Aswan High Dam and to sign the 1959 water agreement as a price for these projects.
This is said to account for about 10% of Egypt's total power generation.AaAeAeA Most of the country hydro-electricity comes from the Aswan High Dam and the Aswan Reservoir Dams across the Nile River.
In the book's background history to the analysis, Barnes asserts that the construction of the Aswan High Dam (1) can be perceived as an ideated structure used to control the international waters of the Nile by means of Egyptian political processes.
As things moved on, the Aswan High Dam would become a project of literal occupation much like that of the British in Egypt.
Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, when completed, will reduce the capacity of the Aswan High Dam, helping to save about six billion cubic metres of water.
That country's Aswan High Dam, downstream from the Ethiopian dam, helps to moderate these fluctuations, but a second large dam and its reservoir higher upriver are going to complicate things.
WCC (Woodward-Clyed Consultants): 1985, Earthquake activity and dam stability evaluation for the Aswan High Dam, Egypt.
The Soviets established the Anshas nuclear research reactor in 1961 in al-Sharqia governorate and contributed to the establishment of the Aswan High Dam.
These culminated in the construction of the Aswan High Dam in 1964, which submerged all of their ancient homeland on either side of the Egyptian/Sudanese border.
It soon became apparent that rising water levels and the growing number of surface pools at the Temple-Town Site were caused by irrigation water from the Wadi El-Sayaada Land Reclamation Project and not the distant Aswan High Dam, irrigated cropland nearby or sewage water, as some others had assumed.
July 26, 1956: Egypt's president, Colonel Gamal Abdel Nasser, announces the nationalisation of the Suez Canal Company to provide funding for the construction of the Aswan High Dam. July 25, 2000: An Air France Concorde crashes just minutes after take-off, killing all 109 people on board and four people on the ground, in the town of Gonesse, 10 miles north of Paris.