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Aswan Heich Dam
The Aswan Heich Dam as seen frae space
Aswan Dam is locatit in Egypt
Aswan Dam
Location o the Aswan Dam in Egyp
Offeecial name Aswan Heich Dam
Location Aswan, Egyp
Coordinates 23°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 begoud 1960
Appenin date 1970
Dam an spillweys
Teep o dam Embankment
Impoonds River Nile
Hicht 111 m (364 ft)
Lenth 3,830 m (12,570 ft)
Weenth (base) 980 m (3,220 ft)
Spillwey capacity 11,000 m3/s (390,000 cu ft/s)
Creauts Loch Nasser
Tot capacity 132 km3 (107,000,000 acre⋅ft)
Surface aurie 5,250 km2 (2,030 sq mi)
Maximum lenth 550 km (340 mi)
Maximum weenth 35 km (22 mi)
Maximum watter deepth 180 m (590 ft)
Normal elevation 183 m (600 ft)
Power Station
Commission date 1967–1971
Turbines 12×175 MW (235,000 hp) Francis-teep
Instawed capacity 2,100 MW (2,800,000 hp)
Annual generation 10,042 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.