Aswan High Dam

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one of the world's largest dams on the Nile River in southern Egypt

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Dam seems to affect the amount of fisheries present in the river near the vicinity of Aswan Dam.
International hydroscheme consultant Bryan Leyland has studied both Kariba and Egypt's Aswan Dam looking for answers as to how to dispose of the massive edifices once they have served their purpose.
The Russians, following the July 1952, aided Egypt in modernizing and equipping its armed forces, building the Aswan dam and various heavy industry factories.
He begins from the massive Aswan dam, which controls the flow of the river and generates more than half of all Egypt's electricity, up to Cairo, the largest city in Africa, the Middle East, and the Arab world.
In 1902, a low Aswan Dam was built to control flooding and for irrigation.
Dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis, the temple stands majestically in the calm Nile waters, relocated to its current location in the 1970s during the construction of the Aswan Dam.
This story begins 50 years ago on the Nile, where a young Avery, joined by his wife, Jean, works as an engineer on the relocation of Pharaoh Ramses' magnificent tomb, about to be swallowed in the waters rising behind the new Aswan Dam.
Russia will also aid in the development of the Aswan Dam s electricity power plants.
Egypt will need to add the equivalent of the 2,000MW Aswan Dam power station every year if it is to keep pace with demand.
Egypt's Aswan Dam -- which controls annual floods and provides water for irrigation -- has a strategic reserve of 70 billion cubic metres, which will drop by 15 billion each year of the filling phase of the Renaissance Dam, says Zawahry.
He promptly canceled the newly signed agreement to finance the Aswan Dam project.
In the 20th century, the Nile's annual flood began to witness gradual reductions in level when first the Aswan Dam, and then finally the High Dam in the 1960s, were constructed with the flood ceasing after the vast High Dam Lake extending 500 kilometres to Wadi Halfa in Sudan filled and the level of the Nile in Egypt was artificially controlled.
But Egypt, which has its own major barrages on the Nile including the Aswan Dam, has raised concerns about its safety and effect on water flow.
It would probably begin with William Willcocks, a native of India and student at Roorkee College (the first engineering college in the British Empire), who pursued an impressive career designing dams on the Ganges, the Euphrates, and the Nile; Willcocks was the builder of the first Aswan dam.
Found on vertical rocks at Nag el-Hamdulab, four miles north of the Aswan Dam, the images depict a pharaoh riding boats with attendant prisoners and animals in what is thought to be a tax-collecting tour.