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The Gezira Scheme Reaching from the White to the Blue Nile

March 7th, 2009 Category: Rivers

The Gezira Scheme agricultural project, Sudan - March 5th, 2009

The Gezira Scheme agricultural project, Sudan - March 5th, 2009

Rectangular fields cover much of this part of Sudan, between the White and Blue Nile Rivers.

The crops are part of the Gezira Scheme, a network of canals and ditches that is over 4,300 kilometers (2,700 miles) long. It irrigates an area of around 8,800 km², making it one of the largest irrigation projects in the world.

It is located below the confluence of the Blue and White Nile rivers. The wider White Nile can be seen on the left; a smaller and thinner section of the Blue Nile is at the upper right.

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