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Lake Nasser, Egypt, October 2013

Lake Nasser, Egypt, October 2013

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Uploaded 06 Oct 2013 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2013
From collection: Deserts and Desertification
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The Aswan High Dam, built in the 1960s, created major change in one of the world’s largest and most famous rivers. The dam stopped the annual flooding that provided new fertile soil each year, the basis for agriculture in ancient Egypt, the world’s longest existing civilization. The decrease in water flow below the dam also changed the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Prior to the dam construction, Mediterranean water was less salty than regular sea water because its waters mixed with freshwater f ...
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