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Lake Nasser and Nile River, Egypt and Sudan

20.8N 30.3E

July 1st, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Egypt - June 2nd, 2010

Egypt - June 2nd, 2010

Lake Nasser, on the border of Egypt (above) and Sudan (below) in the upper right corner, appears dark silver in color due to sun glint. Several smaller lakes are visible to the west; these are the Toshka Lakes, created by excess waters from Lake Nasser.

While the left side of the image is mostly sandy desert, the Nile River makes its way across the right side of the image in large curves. The river’s waters are used for irrigation in areas such as the Gezira Scheme, a large agricultural zone partially visible in the lower right corner.

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