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Nile River and Lake Nasser in Sudan and Egypt

21.9N 31.3E

October 20th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Egypt - October 19th, 2011

Lake Nasser is visible as a bluish green lake with jagged edges in the upper left quadrant of this image. It is a vast reservoir in southern Egypt and northern Sudan. The lake was created as a result of the construction of the Aswan High Dam across the waters of the Nile between 1958 and 1971.

The Nile River can be seen winding its way northward through Sudan and Lake Nasser and into Egypt. On the Egyptian side, it is flanked by a wide green, fertile valley. In Sudan, near the bottom of the image, it is used to irrigate the crops of the Gezira Scheme.

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