Aswan High Dam
Aswan High Dam was built in the 1960â€™s to prevent the Nile River Valley flooding and to generate electricity.
The annual Nile flood, while necessary for restoring nutrient rich soil to the Nile Valley, caused havoc with the ever expanding population along the river banks.
The reservoir created behind the dam (Lake Nasser) caused it own set of problems with the imminent submersion of some important ancient temples and tombs â€“ some of which were fortunately picked up piece by piece and reconstructed on high ground.
Why do the Aswan High Dam?
Created Lake Nasser
Controls Nile River flooding
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