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Green and Blue Waters of Lake Nasser in Sudan and Egypt

21.9N 31.3E

November 27th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Egypt and Sudan - November 9th, 2010

Lake Nasser, visible in the upper half of the image, is a vast reservoir in southern Egypt and northern Sudan. Strictly, “Lake Nasser” refers only to the much larger portion of the lake that is in Egyptian territory (83% of the total), with the Sudanese preferring to call their smaller body of water Lake Nubia.

The reservoir, situated along the Nile River, appears dark blue in the Egyptian part but green with sediments in the Sudanese part. Two smaller lakes, known as the Toshka Lakes, are visible to the west, created by the excess waters from the Aswan High Dam that created Lake Nasser.

2 Responses to “Green and Blue Waters of Lake Nasser in Sudan and Egypt”

  1. 1
    Ashraf :

    would you please clarify where i can get metadata about that image Green and Blue Waters of Lake Nasser in Sudan and Egypt or any other image.

    Thanks

  2. 2
    Luca :

    Here below the information about the image:
    Mode Level1/MODIS Terra
    Orbit 57944
    Start 09-NOV-2010 08:30:00
    Stop 09-NOV-2010 08:35:00
    First 27.0N 18.9E
    Last 4.2N 45.0E

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