Aswan High Dam
Aswan High Dam, Arabic Al-Sadd al-ʿĀlī, rockfill dam across the Nile River, at Aswān, Egypt, completed in 1970 (and inaugurated in January 1971) at a cost of about $1 billion.
The falling water is used to generate electricity that’s what The High Dam is the main source of electricity to all cities, towns and villages.
Architecture Walter Jurecka he was the engineer who designed the high dam in Aswan.
in the 1950s, Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser envisioned building a new dam across the Nile, one large enough to end flooding and bring electric power to every corner of Egypt.
The relocation of the temples which located between the old dam of Aswan and the new high dam was necessary, or they would have been submerged during the creation of Lake Nasser, the massive artificial water reservoir formed after the building of the Aswan High Dam on the Nile River.
Aswan high dam built to Improve irrigation and provide hydroelectric power. The Aswan High Dam constructed after the Egyptian revolution to control the flooding of the River Nile, improve irrigation downstream and provide hydroelectric power that would ease Egypt's planned industrialization after independence.
The Aswan High Dam, when it built created Lake Nasser, Lake Nasser Streches back 270 kilometres from the Dam. ... Unfortunately, this dam has caused a big change to the lifes of farmers downstream from the dam. Usually when the river flooded once a year before the dam was built.
Construction And Naming Of Lake Nasser. The Aswan High Dam was a mega-project launched by the Egyptian government to construct a massive dam on the Nile river to generate hydroelectric power and also to reduce the frequency and strength of the floods downstream of the river.Dec 24, 2017
Despite its successes, the Aswan High Dam has produced several negative side effects. Most costly is the gradual decrease in the fertility of agricultural lands in the Nile delta, which used to benefit from the millions of tons of silt deposited by the Nile floods.