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Potential impact of sea level rise: Nile Delta

Rising sea level would destroy weak parts of the sand belt, which is essential for the protection of lagoons and the low-lying reclaimed lands in the Nile delta of Egypt (Mediterranean Sea). The impacts would be very serious: One third of Egypt's fish catches are made in the lagoons. Sea level rise would change the water quality and affect most fresh water fish. Valuable agricultural land would be inundated.

Year: 2005

From collection: Vital Climate Graphics

Cartographer: Otto Simonett, UNEP/GRID-Arendal

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