High Dam (crs)

Monument for the Construction Crew
For the Construction Crew
Looking Downstream, the Lake formed by the Low Dam
Looking Downstream
To the East
To the East
To the West
To the West
Lake Nasser and the Temple of Kalabsha
Lake Nasser
Temple of Kalabasha
Temple of Kalabasha
      
Lake Nasser, Looking Southeast
Lake Nasser
Tourist Facilities on Top of the Dam
Tourist Facilities
Cross Section of the Dam
Cross Section of the Dam
On the Top
On the Top
Travel Companions
Travel Companions

 

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The Aswan High Dam is 3,830 metres long, 980 metres wide at the base, 40 metres wide at the crest and 111 metres tall.  It was built between 1960 and 1970 with Russian assistance.  It contains 43 million cubic metres of material.  At maximum, 11,000 cubic metres per second of water can pass through the dam.  There are further emergency spillways for an extra 5,000 cubic metres per second and the Toshka Canal links the reservoir to the Toshka Depression.  The reservoir, named Lake Nasser, is 550 km long and 35 km at its widest with a surface area of 5,250 square kilometres. It holds 132 cubic kilometres of water.  The water table of the Sahara desert in the vicinity of the lake has risen appreciably.  It has changesd the way of life for many Egyptians because it has stopped the annual Nile floods.

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