High Dam

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Noun1.High Dam - one of the world's largest dams on the Nile River in southern EgyptHigh 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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The Nubian Museum at Aswan in Egypt was set up to salvage and display artefacts that would have been inundated when Lake Nasser filled the valley after construction of the notorious High Dam in the 1960s.
The Itineraries include the Valley of the Kings, temples at Edfu and Kom Ombo as well as Karnak, Luxor and the Aswan High Dam.
In Egypt, Kaplan studies the Aswan High Dam, which has caused the salination, waterlogging, and erosion of agricultural land even as the Egyptian population soars.
The South Valley Project involves the construction of a 43-mile (70 km) canal that diverts water from Egypt's Lake Nasser, the reservoir formed on the Nile River by the Aswan High Dam, to four separate parcels of land -- the first being the Tushka site.
The Kiru H E Project of 660 MW installed capacity is proposed on river Chenab and envisages construction of 135mtr high Dam and an underground Power House with 4 units of 165 MW each.
He said that the Renaissance Dam would also increase the irrigated areas and reduce the amount of silt and evaporation at Rossires Dam and the High Dam.
The conference entitled The Geopolitics of Azerbaijan and European Energy Security heard about the emerging threat posed by the Sarsang Reservoir and its 125 metre high dam built by Azerbaijan in 1976.
Summary: CAIRO - On January 15, the 42nd anniversary of the 111-metre High Dam in Aswan, one of Africa's largest dams that was inaugurated in January 1971, will be celebrated.
The visit takes place amid mounting concerns both in Bangladesh and northeastern India over the probable environmental cost of the high dam to be constructed 500 metres downstream of the confluence of Tuivai and Barak rivers in the Indian district of Churachanpur near the Manipur-Mizoram border.
Highlights include the Temple of Horus at Edfu, the Temple of Kom Ombo, the High Dam & Philae Temple at Aswan, Valley of the Kings and Luxor and Karnak.
Which country financed the construction of the Aswan High Dam in Egypt, which took ten years to build during the 1960s?
The bog, which has travelled three kilometres in two weeks, has already broken through a seven-metre high dam built to stop it.