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Mr. Herneisen 2008-09.  Hydroelectric Potential  Electrical power generated from flowing water  Perennial Irrigation  System of year-round watering.

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1 Mr. Herneisen

2  Hydroelectric Potential  Electrical power generated from flowing water  Perennial Irrigation  System of year-round watering for crops  River Basin  The area drained by a river and its tributaries  Water Cycle  Movement of water from Earth to the atmosphere and back again

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4  World’s Longest River!  Two Branches  White Nile  4,160 miles long!  Blue Nile  870 miles long  Uses:  Food  Hygiene  Transportation  Energy

5  Source: Lake Tana, Ethiopia  Source not discovered until 1615 by Spain

6  Source: Lake Victoria, Uganda  Source discovered in 1850s by England

7  Meeting place of the two branches (confluence)

8  800 mile “S-curve”  Cataracts of the Nile:  6 major rapids or low waterfalls  Major barriers to travel up and down the Nile River

9  Nile River creates a lifeline for the Sahara Desert – largest desert in the world.  Lake Nasser & Aswan High Dam  One of largest reservoirs in the world (man-made lake)  Uses Nile River to create electricity  Controls flow of river to prevent flooding, help river travel, and provide perennial irrigation.

10  95% of all Egyptians live along the Nile River  Richest farmland in all of Africa  Nile pours into Mediterranean Sea


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