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The Egyptian Nile, though it does have its own particular hazards, is subject to none of what I find in Rhode Island. Since the Aswan High Dam was built in 1973, the Nile has become something of a grand canal. It is wide, flat, slow, and so calm it verges on the geriatric.
Rosemary Mahoney

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WHAT DOES ASWAN HIGH DAM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Aswan Dam

The Aswan Dam is an embankment dam situated across the Nile River in Aswan, Egypt. Since the 1960s, the name commonly refers to the High Dam. Construction of the High Dam became a key objective of the Egyptian Government following the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, as the ability to control floods, provide water for irrigation, and generate hydroelectricity were seen as pivotal to Egypt's industrialization. The High Dam was constructed between 1960 and 1970, and has had a significant impact on the economy and culture of Egypt. Before the dams were built, the Nile River flooded every year during late summer, when water flowed down the valley from its East African drainage basin. These floods brought high water and natural nutrients and minerals that annually enriched the fertile soil along the floodplain and delta; this had made the Nile valley ideal for farming since ancient times. Because floods vary, in high-water years the whole crop might be wiped out, while in low-water years widespread drought and famine occasionally occurred.

Definition of Aswan High Dam in the English dictionary

The definition of Aswan High Dam in the dictionary is a dam on the Nile forming a reservoir extending 480 km from the First to the Third Cataracts: opened in 1971, it was built 6 km upstream from the old Aswan Dam. Height of dam: 109 m.

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阿斯旺高坝
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Presa de Asuán
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Aswan High Dam
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असवान हाई बांध
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السد العالي بأسوان
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Асуанская плотина
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আসওয়ান উচ্চ বাঁধ
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Haut Barrage d´Assouan
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Empangan Aswan Tinggi
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Assuan-Staudamm
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아스완 하이 댐
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Aswan High Dam
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Đập nước cao Aswan
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அஸ்வான் உயர் அணை
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असवान हाय डॅम
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Aswan Yüksek Barajı
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Diga di Assuan
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Rosemary Mahoney
The Egyptian Nile, though it does have its own particular hazards, is subject to none of what I find in Rhode Island. Since the Aswan High Dam was built in 1973, the Nile has become something of a grand canal. It is wide, flat, slow, and so calm it verges on the geriatric.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ASWAN HIGH DAM»

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The Aswan High Dam
Describes the techniques used and difficulties faced in building Egypt's Aswan High Dam, which tamed the vital waters of the Nile and changed the lives of Egyptians, as well as 100,000 Nubians displaced by the reservoir.
Peggy J. Parks, 2004
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Financing of Aswan High Dam in Egypt: hearings before the ...
Reviews financing proposal.
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations, 1956
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Advanced Dam Engineering for Design, Construction, and ...
In the 1960s, the Aswan High Dam (of earth-rock construction) was built about 10 km farther south of the town. Its maximum height is 1 1 1 meters, and the length of the dam embankment is 3.6 km. The reservoir is approximately 300 km long.
Robert B. Jansen, 1988
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Encyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Feats
Aswan High Dam the power needed in industrializing economies was realized, hydroelectric installations were added in 1960. But its inadequate storage capacity meant that in years of extreme flooding, sluices would have to be opened to ...
Donald Langmead, Christine Garnaut, 2001
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Culture and Customs of Egypt
There had been numerous attempts to use the river's water effectively and efficiently prior to the construction of the Aswan High Dam. Actually Nile control works had started in 1843 with the building of El Kanater el Khairiya Barrage at the apex ...
Molefi K. Asante, 2002
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Encyclopedia of the Developing World
However, the location chosen for the Aswan High Dam does not have solid bedrock, so another technique, the building of a "gravity dam," was used instead. A gravity dam develops its holding power from the physical mass of the dam instead ...
Thomas M. Leonard, 2005
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Dam Maintenance and Rehabilitation: Proceedings of the ...
... materialized in the project of the Aswan High Dam as 150 billion cubic meters, in another year, causing (Sadd-El-Aali). dangerous floods. For this reason, regulation of the The High Aswan Dam is one of largest rock fill Nile flow has always ...
J.A. Llanos, J. Yague, F. Sanz de Ormijana, 2002
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Energy for a Warming World: A Plan to Hasten the Demise of ...
The Aswan High Dam (Fig. 3.3), which holds back the waters of Lake Nasser on the Nile, is 550 km in length, has a surface area of 5250 km2, and contains approximately 111 km3 of water [9]. This volume of fresh water (density = 1000 kg /m3) ...
Alan John Sangster, 2010
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Rivers of Fire: The Conflict Over Water in the Middle East
Thus, the idea of the Aswan High Dam was born. Hurst's plan, however, continued to exist in the background. The new Aswan dam's carrying capacity was determined largely according to Hurst's calculations, assessing the Nile's discharge at ...
Arnon Sofer, 1999
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Egypt: An Economic Geography
Parts of this plan had already been realized when Nasser began the construction of the Aswan High Dam, which he favoured for political reasons. So in 1954 the Owen-Falls Dam at the exit of the Nile from Lake Victoria was completed.
Fouad N. Ibrahim, Barbara Ibrahim, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ASWAN HIGH DAM»

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Egypt Fast Facts
1970 - The Aswan High Dam on the Nile river is completed at a cost of $1 billion. September 28, 1970 - President Gamal Nasser dies of a heart attack. «KPAX-TV, Jul 15»
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The Coming Muslim Conquest of Italy: Will We Have to Ransom the …
... Western countries rallied to save ancient Egyptian treasures from being flooded by the construction of the Aswan High Dam. That is, thanks to ... «Breitbart News, Jun 15»
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Wisconsin engineers contribute to Grand Ethiopian Renaissance …
... upon completion in 2018 to be Africa's largest — looks like a threat to agriculture and to Egypt's own power-generating Aswan High Dam. «University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jun 15»
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Win-win deal helps avoid war over Ethiopia's $5 billion Nile dam
The solution involves reducing the losses to evaporation from Lake Nasser, the reservoir behind Egypt's Aswan High Dam in the Nubian desert. «New Scientist, May 15»
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Sadat City, a cute white elephant, should be warning as Egypt plans …
... millions to large swathes of land in Egypt's western desert, reclaimed through water diverted by canal from the Aswan High Dam reservoir. «Mail & Guardian Africa, May 15»
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Sadat City Is a Cautionary Tale as Egypt Plans New Capital
... millions to large swathes of land in Egypt's western desert, reclaimed through water diverted by canal from the Aswan High Dam reservoir. «Bloomberg, May 15»
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Ancient boats continue to sail the Nile in modern times
The flow of the Nile had for a long time been linked to the direct intervention of water gods. The construction of the Aswan High Dam from the ... «CCTV-America, May 15»
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International experts analyze impacts of Ethiopian dam
First, the GERD will join the Aswan High Dam as a second large reservoir on the Nile River. Egypt and Ethiopia need to formulate a plan for ... «Phys.Org, Apr 15»
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Egypt: When is The Best Time to Go?
... the Great for a cruise to the Upper Nile punctuated with visits to Edfu, Kom Ombo, the Valley of the Kings and the Aswan High Dam. «TravelPulse, Apr 15»
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Dispelling the curse of the Nile
Rising sea levels and the Aswan High Dam's retention of the silt which used to regenerate the Nile Delta have placed Egypt's bread basket ... «SomalilandPress, Apr 15»

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