Along the Nile River
By: Allison Dempski
The Nile's Importance
One great thing is the Aswan Dam. The Aswan Dam was built in the 1960-70s in Aswan, Egypt. The Aswan Dam is located near the Nile River and the East African drainage basin. It was built to control floods, provide water for irrigation and generate hydroelectric power for Egypt's industrialization. This structure does use turbines. It doesn't pollute the water but does decrease the population of fish.
Another great thing is Lake Tana. Lake Tana is located in Ethiopia. It is right at the end of the Blue River. It is a bright green lake surrounded by a lot of rocks.
One last place along the Nile River is Cairo, Egypt. Cairo has 11 million people living there. It gets most of its water supply from the Nile River. The population growth and pollution is putting pressure on the water supply because there are a lot of people and things that need water.
Aswan High Dam
This shows a wave of water crashing up against the dam.
This shows the green lake from a satellite view.
This shows how the river flows through the city and how it effects Cairo.