Talk:Red Sea Dam

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Problems Fixed[edit]

I fixed the problems, please don't delete this but expand it —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mr. Met 13 (talkcontribs) 01:09, 22 December 2007 (UTC)

50 gigawatts is huge how on earth are they going to achieve this this could run like half of america. You happy i expaned the page :) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 172.142.162.240 (talk) 12:29, 19 January 2008 (UTC)
The Three Gorges dam still has about half of that level of installed capacity. It also only required about a mile of length, whereas this dam would need to be about 25 miles wide. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.131.121.157 (talk) 01:03, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

Rewrite[edit]

I've rewritten it and used more reliable sources. andy (talk) 14:32, 22 December 2007 (UTC)

Picture[edit]

I've been looking, but I've not been able to find a picture of what the region would look like if this were to be done, so I'm wondering if anyone might know of one or if anyone would be able to produce a theoretical one. IkonicDeath

An absurd project[edit]

This project is an absurd. At first, who will wait for 300 years, until the energy be produced?At second, this region has solar power for less price and far less time. Agre22 (talk) 22:07, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Why not just the Gulf of Suez?[edit]

Looking at the map, the Gulf of Suez is about the same shape, but smaller and shallower - why not just dam that little bit instead? Shouldn't it produce about the same ratio of power for the effort involved? Wnt (talk) 00:35, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Well, this dam would be possible, only with closing the strait and waiting for evaporation. Agre22 (talk) 13:05, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

Scriptural motivation?[edit]

Depending on what the geographical terms mean, I may have just run across a sort of reference to this idea that is much older... [1]

And the LORD will utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with His scorching wind will He shake His hand over the River, and will smite it into seven streams, and cause men to march over dry-shod.
And there shall be a highway for the remnant of His people, that shall remain from Assyria, like as there was for Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.

(from Isaiah 11:15-16) Wnt (talk) 19:25, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

Interesting, it would be neat if there was a reliable source that plugged those two together.--NortyNort (Holla) 08:36, 10 September 2010 (UTC)


Global warming mitigation[edit]

Not only could it be used to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions, it might also cool the earth. I have read that the last ice age (or maybe it was some other ice age) started because the strait of Gibraltar was closed by a geological process, and the Mediterranean sea evaporated. This caused the oceans elsewhere on earth to get a little bit less salty, which in turn lead to growth in the polar ice caps. That growth caused reflection of more sun light which lowered the temperature and lead to even more ice growth and so on. Maybe this dam could do the same, although to a lesser extent? -- LM 14 Feb 2011. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.84.185.186 (talk) 14:59, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

2007?[edit]

Too bad I no longer have a copy of "Engineers' dreams" by Willy Ley from the 1950s which discussed this idea as being already several years old. Jim.henderson (talk) 00:40, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

I am going to assume the 2007 proposal spurred the creation of this article and not much background research was done.--NortyNort (Holla) 00:08, 9 April 2014 (UTC)