Aswan Dam. By: David Mitchell, Jordan Jacobs, Grant McNeill, & Connor Peak. It is located North of the Egyptian-Sudanese border. Completed in 1970 after 10 years of work by Soviet engineers. Known as Saaed el Aali in Arabic . Purpose of the Aswan Dam.
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By: David Mitchell, Jordan Jacobs, Grant McNeill, & Connor Peak
There were some years when the river did not rise at all, causing widespread drought and famine.
In 1952, Egyptian president Gamal Abdal-Nasser pledged to control his country's annual flood with a giant new dam across the Nile River. His plan worked.
The Aswan High Dam captures floodwater during rainy seasons and releases the water during times of drought.
The dam also generates enormous amounts of electric power -- more than 10 billion kilowatt-hours every year.