Aswan High Dam

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Aswan High Dam, one of best things to see in Aswan, and one of most important modern buildings in Egypt, Aswan high dam is one of the largest embankments dams in all the world, was constructed  in the 1960s,and completed in 1970 At that time Nasser was the president, and He suffered a lot of funding problems to finish Aswan High dam progect.
 Aswan high dam was able to controll the Nile river flood, and by controlling the Nile flood, it was created an artificial big lake ( Nasser lake ).
Before building Aswan High Dam,the River Nile level of water was depending on every year flood, if low flood people will suffer from thirsty and shortage of enough water for themselves and for their animals, but if high flood, river Nile will overflow its banks and deposit 4 millions tons of nutrient silt on the valley Nile, making the Egyptian land on the river banks more productive and fertile,Now afetr building Aswan High dam, People can control the livel of water in the Nile, and the dam can capture floodwater during the rainy time, and release the water during dry seasons.
Aswan dam prevented Egyptian land of having the usefull nutrien-rich slit, but in the same time it save water for people and agriculture, it produce a big amount of electricity.
Aswan high dam is one of the most famous attractions in Aswan city, You can visit it in one day tour from Aswan hotels, or You can visit it from Nile river cruises, or day trips from Luxor to Aswan, Cairo tours to Aswan.

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Aswan High Dam