Most of the country's hydro-electricity comes from the Aswan High Dam
and the Aswan Reservoir Dams across the Nile River.
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.
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.
By contrast the Merowe dam storage capacity stands at 12 billion cubic meters, and the Egyptian High Dam
storage capacity stands at 162 billion cubic meters, while the area covered by the lake created by Merowe dam stands at 800 square kilometers and the High dam
covers 6000 square kilometers.
Summary: Germany agreed to allocate a development cooperation package of Ia100m to Egypt to establish projects in renewable energy, water and irrigation, besides the rehabilitation of a number of power plants in the High Dam
area, according to German Ambassador in Cairo, HansjE[micro]rg Haber.
Revamping of the public lighting system of the High Dam
Highlights include a visit to the Valley of the Kings and Queens, the Temples of Karnak and Luxor, Aswan and its High Dam
plus an optional trip to Abu Simbel.
The project, sponsored by the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), includes construction of a 130 meter high dam
, flooding of a 6.9 km2 reservoir and a 4.2 km river diversion between the dam and powerhouse.
Project managers are also considering the viability of a 1,200 MW hydropower project entailing building a 101 metre high dam
at Kobong and linking it to the Katse dam by a 6.3 km tunnel with electricity generated by pump-storage, to be paid for by the Lesotho government.
The 315 meter high dam
will have a reservoir capacity of 4.8 billion cubic meters of water, enough for a 1,500 megawatt hydroelectric power station.
Others contested the two-day High Dam
event in the Lake District, in which Kuuselo W21 again finished first as did Sheila Carey W65 in her category.
The Aswan High Dam
in Egypt was begun in 1960 and completed in 1970.