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Agriculture Between Toshka Lakes and Lake Nasser, Egypt

22.8N 32.5E

April 2nd, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Egypt - March 5th, 2010

Egypt - March 5th, 2010

The Nile River flows out of Lake Nasser, created by the Aswan High Dam, in Egypt, on its way northward to the Mediterranean Sea. The lake is some 550 km long and 35 km across at its widest point. It covers a total surface area of 5,250 km² in Egypt and Sudan and has a storage capacity of some 157 km³ of water.

of the reservoir are the Toshka Lakes, created by water drained from Lake Nasser in order to control its water level. This water is also used to irrigate crops in the region – here, some circular fields can be seen between Lake Nasser and the Toshka Lake located furthest eastward.

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