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The White Nile and Gezira Scheme Agriculture, Sudan

March 22nd, 2009 Category: Rivers

White Nile, Sudan - March 20th, 2009

White Nile, Sudan - March 20th, 2009

The White Nile, which actually does appear white here, due to sun glint, as it runs through the center of this image, one of the two main tributaries of the Nile River in Africa. The other tributary is the Blue Nile, to the right.

Between the two rivers and below their confluence at the city of Khartoum are the crops of the Gezira Scheme, a huge irrigation project in Sudan.

The White Nile enters Sudan at Nimule, then winds through rapids before entering the Sudan plain and the vast swamp of the Sudd. It eventually makes its way to Lake No, passes through Juba, the southernmost navigable point on the Nile river system, and finally merges with the Blue Nile at Khartoum, Sudan’s capital, forming the Nile.

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