Hydrology of the Nile Basin by Mamdouh Shahin (Eds.)

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T h i s dam, t o g e t h e r w i t h t h e o t h e r s t o r a g e works on t h e B l u e and W h i t e N i l e s h a v e c h a n g e d t h e N i l e from Aswan t o t h e sea i n t o a p a r t i a l l y r e g u l a t e d r i v e r i n s t e a d o f a n a t u r a l l y f l o w i n g o n e . F u l l r e g u l a t i o n h a s a l m o s t been a c h i e v e d as a r e s u l t o f t h e f o r m a t i o n o f t h e Nasser L a k e u p s t r e a m o f t h e h i g h dam a t Aswan i n 1965. T h i s h u g e a r t i f i c i a l impoundment o f t h e N i l e w a t e r e x t e n d s f r o m Aswan t o a l i t t l e s o u t h o f t h e D a l C a t a r a c t b e t w e e n t h e 23O 5 8 ” and 20° 27” l a t i t u d e and 30° 35’E and 33O 1 5 ’ E l o n g i t u d e ( s e e F i g .

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