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Merowe Reservoir Near Bayuda Volcanic Field, Sudan

18.4N 32.7E

January 19th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Sudan - December 29th, 2011

In this image of Sudan, the Nile River can be seen curving around the Bayuda Desert (below), separating it from the Nubian Desert (above). Both deserts are part of the Sahara Desert. The dark areas within the curve of the river are part of the Bayuda Volcanic Field can be found.

Visible along the Nile River near the left edge of the image is the reservoir created by the Merowe Dam, a large dam near Merowe Town in northern Sudan, about 350 km north of the capital Khartoum. The dam is situated close to the 4th Cataract of the Nile, where the river divides into multiple smaller branches with large islands between them.

Bayuda Desert and Volcanic Field Near Nile River in Sudan

18.4N 31.8E

January 10th, 2012 Category: Deserts, Lakes, Rivers, Volcanoes

Sudan - January 9th, 2012

This orthorectified wide-swath ASAR image shows the Nile River bending around the Bayuda Desert. The desert is located north of modern Khartoum, Sudan, west of Kadabas, and south of the Nubian Desert, together making up part of the Sahara’s eastern flank. Within the desert the Bayuda Volcanic Field can be found, appearing here as a lighter grey area.

Visible along the Nile River in the upper left quadrant is the reservoir created by the Merowe Dam. Also known as Merowe High Dam, Merowe Multi-Purpose Hydro Project or Hamdab Dam, it is a large dam near Merowe Town in northern Sudan, about 350 km north of the capital Khartoum. It is situated on the river Nile, close to the 4th Cataract where the river divides into multiple smaller branches with large islands in between. The main purpose for building the dam was the generation of electricity.

Merowe Dam Across the Nile River, Sudan

18.6N 32.0E

April 15th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Sudan - March 5th, 2010

Sudan - March 5th, 2010

The bright green waters of a lake along the path of the Nile River create a surprising contrast with the dry tones of the Bayuda Desert (below the river) and the Nubian Desert (above the river).

The lake was created by the construction of the Merowe Dam, also known as the Hamdab Dam in northern Sudan, about 350 km (220 mi) north of the capital Khartoum. It is situated on the river Nile, close to the 4th Cataract where the river divides into multiple smaller branches with large islands in between.

The main purpose of the dam will be the generation of electricity. Its dimensions make it the largest contemporary hydropower project in Africa.

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