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Aswan High Dam

General Information

Beginning of works: 9 January 1960
Completion: 15 January 1971
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Embankment dam
Function / usage: Hydroelectric dam / plant

Location

Location: ,
Impounds:
  • Nile
Replaces: Aswan Dam (1902)
Coordinates: 23° 58' 16.00" N    32° 52' 38.00" E
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Technical Information

Dimensions

height 111 m
crest length 3 830 m
crest thickness 40 m
base thickness 980 m
reservoir capacity 169 000 000 000 m³
dam volume 44 300 000 m³

Materials

embankment clay

Notes

Reservoir lake is called Lake Nasser.

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Participants

(role unknown)

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20001068
  • Date created
    05/10/2000
  • Last Update
    29/07/2014