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Modern Aswan represented by the High Dam. In fact, it is an embankment dam located across the Nile River in Aswan, Egypt. Since 1950, the name refers to the High Dam. The building of the High Dam 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. 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. Modern Aswan also represented by the Old Dam. In fact, it is a gravity masonry buttress dam on the Nile River in Aswan, Egypt. In fact, Aswan Old Dam built at the former first cataract of the Nile. The Dam located about 1000 km up-river and 690 km south-southeast of Cairo. It constructed between 1899 and 1902. In fact, it intended to reduce flooding and to support population growth in the lower Nile. The dam provided inadequate flood protection and raised twice, between 1907–1912 and 1929–1933. The alterations did not suffice and it nearly over-topped in 1946. As a result, it led to the construction of the Aswan High Dam 6 kilometers (4 mi) upstream.