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Clouds Above Lake Nasser, Egypt and Sudan

21.9N 31.3E

April 26th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Egypt and Sudan - April 15th, 2011

Some light, parallel rows of clouds hang over Lake Nasser along the Nile River on the border of Egypt (above) and Sudan (below). As the worlds largest man-made lake, Lake Nasser is over 300 miles long and, in places, can reach a depth of 600 feet.

The lake was created in the 1960s when the world famous High Dam was built. Together with the old Aswan Dam (built by the British between 1898 and 1902) it provides irrigation and electricity for the whole of Egypt. It was named after Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egypt’s President from 1956-1970.


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