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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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In April this year, the head of the Fisheries Authority , Amani Ismail, expressed concern over the building of the dam, claiming it would cause Egypt and Sudan to lose out on 18 million cubic metres of water and reduce the electricity produced by the Aswan Dam by approximately 25 to 30%.
The songs feature the tragedies that Nubians faced during the time of forced immigration when the Aswan Dam was being built.
Osman mentioned that several dams such as Al-Rusairs dam in East Sudan and the Aswan dam in Egypt which accommodates 162 billion cubic meters of water have survived for tens of years and did not crumble.
Media center of Russian nuclear station stressed that they will build a new nuclear plant in Egypt coordinated by Russian experts, which will be the largest engineering project in Egypt after the Aswan Dam.
In April this year, the head of the fisheries authority , Amani Ismail expressed concern over the building of the dam, claiming it would cause Egypt and Sudan to lose out on 18 million cubic metres of water and reduce the electricity produced by the Aswan Dam by approximately 25%-30%.
"The [Grand] Renaissance dam has its capacity of flood waters reaching more than 70 billion cubic meters of water, and is located at an altitude of 700 meters and if it collapsed then Khartoum will drown completely and the impact will even reach the Aswan Dam," the Saudi deputy defense minister Khalid Bin Sultan said at the meetings of the Arab Water Council in Cairo.
* Electricity generated from Aswan Dam amounts only to 5.5% of the total local electricity produced.
A large portion of Egypt's electricity supply comes from hydro-electric power produced by the Aswan Dam. Summer is the season in which Egypt's power grid is under the most strain, due to the lower levels of water passing through the dam's generators.
The center is located on the east side of the Nile between the High Dam and the Old Aswan Dam near the Greco-Roman Philae Temple.
"If Egypt were one country with Ethiopia, they would put the dam where GERD is, and they would forget about the Aswan dam," says Ana CascEuo, an authority on the hydropolitics of the Nile Basin at the Stockholm International Water Institute.
Ismael said that the dam would change the course of the Blue Nile, a tributary of the Nile, adding that she believes the loss of water would reduce the electricity output from Egypt's Aswan Dam by 25%-30%.
Thirty years later Sudan and Egypt amended the agreement that enabled the construction of the Aswan dam close to the borders between the two countries.