Aswan High Dam


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Aswan High Dam

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(Placename) 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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Noun1.Aswan High Dam - one of the world's largest dams on the Nile River in southern EgyptAswan High Dam - one of the world's largest dams on the Nile River in southern Egypt
Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic - a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
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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.
It is also the first serious national project carried out by Egypt since the building of the Aswan High Dam due to its national value and positive impact on the Egyptian economy in general, in addition to its contributions in operating labour and combatting unemployment.
1964: The Egyptian and Russian leaders end phase one of the construction of the Aswan High Dam by blowing up a huge sand barrage to divert the course of the Nile.
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.
Abu Simbel, is an archaeological site comprising two massive rock temples originally carved out of a mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II, it was then relocated on an artificial hill made from a domed structure high above the Aswan High Dam reservoir to avoid being submerged during the creation of Lake Nasser.
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.
The Prime Minister Ebrahim Mehleb witnessed today a ceremony organized by the Russian embassy in Cairo to mark the 50th anniversary of the Nile River diversion in preparation for the construction of the Aswan High Dam in 1964.
and Britain withdrew their promises of assistance to build the Aswan High Dam.
Both Graham and Michael were familiar with Nuba Nour's history, especially in respect of the social and cultural impact on Egypt's Nubian people resulting from the building of President Nasser's Aswan High Dam during the 1960s.
The background to the Suez Crisis of 1956 and 1957 clearly relates to the cancellation of funding to the newly independent (of the Ottoman Empire) Egypt for the construction of the Aswan High Dam on the Nile, first mooted in 1952.