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 dam also generates enormous amounts of electric power -- more than 10 billion kilowatt-hours every year.Pros of the Aswan Dam