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Aswan Heich Dam
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The Aswan Heich Dam as seen frae space
Aswan Dam is locatit in Egypt
Aswan Dam
Location o the Aswan Dam in Egyp
Offeecial nameAswan Heich Dam
LocationAswan, Egyp
Coordinates23°58′14″N 32°52′40″E / 23.97056°N 32.87778°E / 23.97056; 32.87778Coordinates: 23°58′14″N 32°52′40″E / 23.97056°N 32.87778°E / 23.97056; 32.87778
Construction begoud1960
Appenin date1970
Dam an spillweys
Teep o damEmbankment
ImpoondsRiver Nile
Hicht111 m (364 ft)
Lenth3,830 m (12,570 ft)
Weenth (base)980 m (3,220 ft)
Spillwey capacity11,000 m3/s (390,000 cu ft/s)
Reservoir
CreautsLoch Nasser
Tot capacity132 km3 (107,000,000 acre⋅ft)
Surface aurie5,250 km2 (2,030 sq mi)
Maximum lenth550 km (340 mi)
Maximum weenth35 km (22 mi)
Maximum watter deepth180 m (590 ft)
Normal elevation183 m (600 ft)
Power Station
Commission date1967–1971
Turbines12×175 MW (235,000 hp) Francis-teep
Instawed capacity2,100 MW (2,800,000 hp)
Annual generation10,042 GWh (2004)[1]

The Aswan Dam is an embankment dam biggit athort the Nile at Aswan, Egyp atween 1898 an 1902. Syne the 1960s, the name commonly refers tae the Aswan Heich Dam. Construction o the Heich Dam acame a key objective o the Egyptian Govrenment follaein the Egyptian Revolution o 1952, as the ability tae control fluids, provide watter for irrigation, an generate hydroelectricity war seen as pivotal tae Egypt's industrialisation. The Heich Dam wis constructit atween 1960 an 1970, an haes haed a signeeficant effect on the economy an cultur o Egyp.

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  1. "Aswan High Dam". Carbon Monitoring for Action. Retrieved 2015-01-15.