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"the controversial High Dam project" - a section on why it was controversial? Because it displaced people? because it drowned archaeological sites? (MarkG)
- I think part of the controversy was about who would help Egypt build the dam in the era of intense tension and competition between East and West. In the end the USSR provided much assistance. Booshank 21:19, 15 October 2006 (UTC)
a) Funding – Originally to be funded by the US via the World Bank ($55 million was promised), the Americans pulled the finance when Nasser bought arms from the Warsaw Pact in September 1955.
b) Flooding Archeological sites: virtually all site of the Nubian Civilization are now under water.
c) Electricity: Who gets it? Sudan & Egypt have often quarreled over the electricity.
d) Water Evaporation: The lake's huge surface lets a significant part of the Nile's water evaporate in vain, while the dam prevents sediment from enriching the delta soil. According to some agronomists, the Nile valley's agricultural productivity subsequently decreased.
e) People lost their homes…but not many 22.214.171.124 17:43, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
The Aswan High Dam article says "The reservoir, named Lake Nasser, is 480 km long and 16 km at its widest with a surface area of 6,000 km² and holds 150 to 165 km³."
This article mentions different data.
- I do note different figures again are given in the infobox - the 550 coming perhaps from the NASA Earth Observatory webpage. Geopersona (talk) 20:07, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
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