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Water is Life
Transcript of Water is Life
The Great Man-Made River
The Aswan High Dam
Using smaller rivers- this is not so effective...
on the Environment The Aswan High Dam
Three troubled Seas...
Nuclear Danger Completed in 1970
600 miles north of Cairo
Controls floods and irrigation for 3 million acres of land.
No more floods which has had a ton of negative impacts in Egypt. During the Persian Gulf War (1990-91) retreating Iraqi soldiers set fire to 700 oil wells. They also dumped about 250 million gallons of oil into the Persian Gulf which killed thousands of fish and other marine animals when the oil spread 350 miles down the Persian Gulf coastline.
The Caspian Sea, Aral Sea, and the Dead Sea face quite a few challenges.
The Caspian Sea is really polluted
The Aral Sea has had water diverted to irrigation which has destroyed fishing industries, is polluted and the water level has gone way down.
The Dead Sea has dropped more than 262 feet in 40 years which has made it more salty. The Soviet Union used to be in control of Central Asia and tested nearly 500 nuclear bombs in the area. Usually the people in the region were not warned until it was too late.