Egyptian Gazette

Carlos hernandez

How do Egyptians grow there food

Silt: The small particles of rich soil

As the floodwaters withdrew, the silt was left behind, making the land better for farming.

Where is all the water

Aquifer: Underground rock layer that waterflow through.

In the 1990s, the government built pipelines to carry underground water from the desert to coastal areas.

The giant hills in the Sahara are called

Erg: Huge area of shifting sand dunes in the Sahara.

Ahaggat lies in southern Algeria. Between known as ergs, or huge, shifting sand dunes.

Two positives and negatives problems with the Aswan Dam.

Positives

1. People control over the Nile's floodwaters.

2. They can store water for months

Negatives.

1. Block the flow of silt, which means farmlands are becoming less fertile.

2. Saltwater from the Mediterranean sea which flow deeper into the delta.

Libya's oil money is used on what three items.

1. Import food

2. Build school and hospitals

3. Maintain a strong military.

What is OPEC stand for and what they do

Organization of petroleum exporting countries, supply about 40% of the worlds oil.