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Sun Glint Gives Lake Nasser a Silvery-White Glow, Egypt and Sudan

22.8N 32.5E

May 12th, 2010 Category: Lakes

Egypt - April 28th, 2010

Egypt - April 28th, 2010

Lake Nasser is a reservoir on the Nile River, in Egypt and northern Sudan. It was created by the impounding of the Nile’s waters by the Aswan High Dam, which was built in the 1960s and dedicated in 1971. Here, the lake appears a whitish-silvery color due to sun glint.

Lake Nasser has a gross capacity of 136,927,000 acre-feet (168,900,000,000 cubic metres), and its waters, when discharged downstream, have brought 800,000 acres (324,000 hectares) of additional land under irrigation and have converted 700,000 acres (283,000 hectares) from flood to perennial irrigation. The lake has been stocked with food fish.

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