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Merowe Reservoir Near Bayuda Volcanic Field, Sudan

18.4N 32.7E

January 19th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Sudan - December 29th, 2011

In this image of Sudan, the Nile River can be seen curving around the Bayuda Desert (below), separating it from the Nubian Desert (above). Both deserts are part of the Sahara Desert. The dark areas within the curve of the river are part of the Bayuda Volcanic Field can be found.

Visible along the Nile River near the left edge of the image is the reservoir created by the Merowe Dam, a large dam near Merowe Town in northern Sudan, about 350 km north of the capital Khartoum. The dam is situated close to the 4th Cataract of the Nile, where the river divides into multiple smaller branches with large islands between them.

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