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Irrigated Fields of New Valley Project, Egypt – May 30th, 2011

22.5N 28.5E

May 30th, 2011 Category: Image of the day

Egypt - May 18th, 2011

The New Valley Project (Toshka Project) consists of building a system of canals to carry water from Lake Nasser to irrigate the sandy wastes of the Western Desert of Egypt, which is part of the Sahara Desert.

The canal inlet starts from a site lying 8 km to the north of Toshka Bay (Khor) on Lake Nasser. The canal continues westward until it reaches Darb el-Arbe’ien route, then moves northward along Darb el- Arbe’ien to the Baris Oasis, covering a distance of 310 km.

The number of circular, irrigated fields in the area has increased over the years (click here for previous images).

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