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Sediments Pouring into Lake Nasser, Egypt

22.4N 31.7E

December 23rd, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Egypt - December 16th, 2009

Egypt - December 16th, 2009

Sediments pouring from the Nile River into the southern end of Lake Nasser cause the lower reaches of the reservoir to appear greenish. The lake, located in southern Egypt and northern Sudan, was created due to the construction of the Aswan High Dam on the Nile.

Also appearing greenish in color is a smaller body of water visible west of the reservoir. This is one of the Toshka Lakes,  created by excess waters drained from Lake Nasser to prevent its water level from becoming too elevated. Some circular fields, irrigated with water drained from Lake Nasser, are visible near the Toshka Lake.

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