Aswan High Dam Egypt tours, booking, prices, reviews
Aswan High Dam is an embankment located across the Nile River in Aswan, Egypt. Since 1950, the name refers to the High Dam. The building became a key of the development for the Egyptian Government. It was after the revolution of 1952. In fact, the dam was important to control floods and provide water for irrigation. It also was important generate hydroelectricity on which Egypt depended on for industrialization. The dam built between 1960 and 1970. In fact, it had a significant impact on the economy and culture as well of Egypt. Before building the dams, the Nile River flooded every year during late summer. The water flowed down the valley from its East African drainage basin.
Before, Aswan High Dam, these floods brought high water, natural nutrients and minerals. In fact, they enriched the fertile soil along the floodplain and delta. They made the Nile valley ideal for farming since ancient times. In the years of high-water floods, the whole crop wiped out, while. Moreover, in low-water years widespread drought and famine occurred. Egypt’s population grows and conditions change. As a result, both of desire and ability developed to control the floods. It was important to protect and support farmland and the important cotton crop. With the reservoir storage provided by the Aswan dams, the floods lessened. Furthermore, the water stored for later release.
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Aswan High Dam was an engineering miracle when it built. It contains 18 times the material which used in the Great Pyramid of Giza. The Dam is 11,811 feet long, 3215 feet thick at the base and and 364 feet tall. Today, the dam it provides irrigation and electricity for the whole of Egypt. In fact, Aswan Old Dam built by the British between 1898 and 1902, 6 km down river. Both of the High Dam and Aswan Old dam provide the visitors with wonderful views. From the top of the two Mile long the dam you can gaze across Lake Nasser. The huge reservoir created the lake when it built. The dam also provides a view to Kalabsha temple in the south and the huge power station to the north.
In fact, Aswan High Dam created a 30% increase in the cultivatable land in Egypt. It also raised the water table for the Shara as far away as Algeria. The electricity producing capability of the Dam doubled Egypt’s available supply. The High Dam added a new aspect to Egypt and a new environment as well. In fact, Lake Nasser which created by the Dam is some 500 miles long. Furthermore, it indeed is the world’s largest artificial lake.