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  the Living Africa: the land - Nile River - Physiography
This portion of the Nile is unnavigable due to the series of rapids that are formed while the river descends through narrow gorges.
The White Nile has a relatively constant flow, the Blue Nile in contrast is affected by the tremendous runoff resulting from the late July to October rains on the Ethiopian Plateau.
The Atbara is fed by the Angereb and Tekezo.
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  Nile Delta - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Since the delta no longer receives an annual supply of nutrients and sediments from upstream due to the construction of the Aswan High Dam, the soils of the floodplains have become poorer, and large amounts of fertilizers are now used.
The Lower Nile plant is the Egyptian lotus, and the Upper Nile plant is the Cyperus papyrus (papyrus sedge), although it is not nearly as plentiful as it once was, and is becoming quite rare.
The delta experiences its hottest temperatures in July and August, averaging 30°C, with a maximum of around 48°C. Winter temperatures are normally in the range of 5° to 10°C. The Nile Delta region becomes quite humid during the summer months.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Nile_delta   (639 words)

  
 Science Fair Projects - Nile Delta
It is one of the world's largest river deltas – from Alexandria in the west to Port Said in the east, it covers some 230 km of Mediterranean coastline – and it is a rich agricultural region, both densely populated and exceedingly fertile.
The Lower Nile plant is the lotus, and the Upper Nile plant is the papyrus.
According to Pliny the Elder (N.H. 5.11), upon reaching the delta the Nile split into seven branches (from east to west): the Pelusiac, the Tanitic, the Mendesian, the Phatnitic, the Sebennytic, the Bolbitine, and the Canopic.
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 Brainboost - nile delta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Nile Delta is the delta formed in Northern Egypt where the Nile River spreads out and drains into the Mediterranean Sea.
It is one of the worlds largest river deltas – from Alexandria in the west to Port Said in the east, it covers some 230 km of Mediterranean coastline – and it is a rich agricultural region, both densely populated and exceedingly fertile..
Nile Delta The Nile Delta is the delta formed in Northern Egypt where the River Nile spreads out and drains into the Mediterranean Sea.
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 THE NILE RIVER & DELTA
The Ruvyironza, regarded as the ultimate source of the Nile, is one of the upper branches of the Kagera River in Tanzania.
The source of the Nile was considered one of the last great mysteries on earth until the first half of the 19th century.
The delta has instead been inundated with catastrophic superlatives: It is among the world's most intensely cultivated lands, with one of the world's highest uses of fertilisers and highest levels of soil salinity.
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 Brainboost - what is the nile delta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Nile Delta is one of the oldest intensely cultivated areas on earth.
The Nile Delta is a vital stopover place for millions of birds making their annual migration between the Palearctic and Afrotropical realms, despite the fact that agriculture and dams have inextricably altered the floodplain delta ecosystem within the last 50 years..
The investigation in the northern Nile Delta is coupled with data collected offshore in the Mediterranean on the Nile Cone (studies at Smithsonian to the early l980s)..
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 Nile Delta - Definition, explanation
It is one of the world's largest river deltas – from Alexandria in the west to Port Said in the east, it covers some 230 km of Mediterranean coastline – and it is a rich agricultural region, both densely populated and exceedingly fertile.
The Lower Nile plant is the Egyptian lotus, and the Upper Nile plant is the papyrus.
According to Pliny the Elder (N.H. 5.11), upon reaching the delta the Nile split into seven branches (from east to west): the Pelusiac, the Tanitic, the Mendesian, the Phatnitic, the Sebennytic, the Bolbitine, and the Canopic.
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 History: Ancient History, Egypt topics on Encyclopedia.com
Buto ancient city, N Egypt, in the Nile delta.
Meroë ancient city in N Sudan, on the east bank of the Nile, N of Khartoum.
Tanis ancient city of Egypt, in the eastern delta of the Nile.
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 Bible Study - The Nile Delta
In ancient times the Nile Delta was recorded as having seven tributaries, however the flow has been controlled so that now there are only two main branches, the Damietta and Rosetta (where the Rosetta Stone was found).
The Nile Delta measures approximately 100 miles / 160 kilometers north to south, and 150 miles / 240 kilometers east to west at its widest in the north.
It was in the delta region that the Israelites (see Children of Jacob) settled when they first entered Egypt (Genesis 46:28-34), and it was from that area that the Exodus was conducted (Exodus 12:31-42).
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 Migratory Birds and Spread of West Nile Virus in the Western Hemisphere
We present an overview of the association of West Nile virus with birds, focusing in particular on the advent and movement of the virus in the Western Hemisphere.
West Nile virus was first isolated and identified as a distinct pathogen from the blood of a woman in the West Nile region of Uganda in 1937 (10).
During the 1950s, an estimated 40% of the human population in Egypt's Nile Delta was seropositive for the virus (16).
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/eid/vol6no4/rappole.htm   (4420 words)

  
 Nile Delta: Potential Impact of Sea Level Rise - Maps and Graphics at UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The potential impacts of sea level rise on the Nile Delta are expected to include a decline in water quality that would affect freshwater fish, the flooding of agricultural land and damage to infrastructure.
This graphic shows the Nile Delta region as it is today (2002), the area as it would appear with a 0.5 m sea level rise, and the area as it would appear with a 1.0 m sea level rise.
Nile Delta: Potential Impact of Sea Level Rise, http://maps.grida.no/go/graphic/nile_delta_potential_impact_of_sea_level_rise (Last visited September 17, 2007).
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 West Nile Fever—a Reemerging Mosquito-Borne Viral Disease in Europe
The 1996-97 outbreak of West Nile fever in and near Bucharest, Romania, with more than 500 clinical cases and a case-fatality rate approaching 10% (1-3), was the largest outbreak of arboviral illness in Europe since the Ockelbo-Pogosta-Karelian fever epidemic caused by Sindbis virus in northern Europe in the 1980s.
West Nile virus was first isolated from the blood of a febrile woman in the West Nile district of Uganda in 1937 (5) and was subsequently isolated from patients, birds, and mosquitoes in Egypt in the early 1950s (6-7).
Although Palearctic natural foci of West Nile virus infections are mainly situated in wetland ecosystems (river deltas or flood plains) and are characterized by the bird-mosquito cycle, argasid and amblyommine ticks may serve as substitute vectors and form a bird-tick cycle in certain dry and warm habitats lacking mosquitoes.
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/eid/vol5no5/hubalek.htm   (3314 words)

  
 Nekhebet.com - The Nile River
The Nile River is a wonder in its own right, being the wellspring for civilization in ancient Egypt and Northern Africa for the last 10,000 years.
The Blue Nile is home to some of the greatest mysteries of Africa, such as the Ark of the Covenant, the religious artifact rumored to be found somewhere near Lake Tana, and made famous by the Indiana Jones movie.
In the past, the volume of the Nile was highly unstable, providing little water during the early months of the year, and flooding the countryside in August and September.
www.nekhebet.com /w_nile.html   (685 words)

  
 The Route from Lake Tana to the sea
The 4,900 kilometre (3,060 mile) journey from the source of the Blue Nile to the Mediterranean Sea is one of remarkable colour and contrast.
The flow of the Blue Nile is finally halted at the Roseires Dam, the first of many obstacles on her course to the sea.
Almost no rain falls on Egypt and the country is entirely dependent on the Nile for water, with nearly 90% of the population living along her nourishing banks.
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 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Nile Delta flooded savanna (PA0904)
The Nile Delta is a vital stopover place for millions of birds making their annual migration between the Palearctic and Afrotropical realms, despite the fact that agriculture and dams have inextricably altered the floodplain delta ecosystem within the last 50 years.
The Nile Delta Flooded Savanna ecoregion extends along the River Nile from the Aswan High Dam, 1,100 km downstream to the mouth of the Nile as it enters the Mediterranean Sea.
Outer margins of the delta are eroding, and salinity levels of some of the coastal lagoons are rising as their connection to the sea increases.
www.worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/pa/pa0904_full.html   (0 words)

  
 Nile - RecipeFacts   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Nile in Sudan is distinctive for two reasons: 1) it flows over 6 groups of cataracts, from the first at Aswan to the sixth at Sabaloka (just north of Khartoum); and 2) it reverses direction for much of its course, flowing back to the SW before returning to flow north again to the sea.
Where the Nile meets the Mediterranean, the Nile Delta, is the eponym of all river deltas worldwide.
The Nile (iteru in Ancient Egyptian) was the lifeline of the ancient Egyptian civilization, with most of the population and all of the cities of Egypt resting along those parts of the Nile valley lying north of Aswan.
www.recipeland.com /facts/Nile   (2616 words)

  
 Nubia - Crystalinks
Moreover, its cultivated areas along the Nile were rich, and in the hills the gold and emerald mines produced bullion and jewels for Egypt.
Just when the kings of Kush had established their rule from Abu Hamad to the Nile delta, the Assyrians invaded Egypt (671 BC) and with their superior iron-forged weapons defeated the armies of Kush under the redoubtable Taharqa; by 654 the Kushites had been driven back to Nubia and the safety of their capital, Napata.
Subah and the Blue Nile region were abandoned, left to the Funj, who suddenly appeared, seemingly from nowhere, to establish their authority from Sennar to the main Nile.
www.crystalinks.com /nubia.html   (4330 words)

  
 NWRI publications 2002
The Nile Delta aquifer is one of the largest groundwater reservoirs in the world and occupies a total area of about 22000 km 2.
This paper focuses on the effect of pumping activities on the seawater intrusion in the Nile Delta aquifer.
It was concluded that any additional pumping from the Nile Delta aquifer should be located in the middle of the Delta.
www.nwri.ca /publications/pub2002/17i-01-354-e.html   (247 words)

  
 Nile Delta
Delta region of Egypt, between Cairo and the Mediterranean Sea, consisting of a fan of rivers and canals originating in the Nile river.
Traditionally, the delta area was considered the heart land of Lower Egypt.
With the construction of the Aswan Dams in the 20th century CE, the delta no longer receives nutrients and sediments, and heavy fertilization is used instead.
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 The Nile
The Nile can be divided into three zones, starting in the south: The first consists of tributaries to the two streams of the White Nile and the Blue Nile which join near Khartoum in Sudan.
The third and last zone is the Nile Delta, where the Nile divides into several branches and artificial canals.
The width of the Nile north from Aswan in Egypt — it's most important stretch in terms of inhabitants and economy — is 2.8 km in average.
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 Search Results for "delta"
A city of northern Egypt on the Mediterranean Sea at the western tip of the Nile Delta.
...A region of ancient Egypt in the valley of the Nile River south of the delta area, which was known as Lower Egypt.
The westernmost channel on the Ganges Delta, it connects Calcutta with the Bay of Bengal....
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 Direct impact of climate change
The most immediate threat from such a rise would be to those who live directly on the coast, in low-lying areas such as river deltas, or on small island nations such as the Maldives, the Marshall Islands, Kiribati, and Tonga, where land is virtually all within a few meters of sea level already.
Delta regions such as the Ganges-Bramaputra delta in Bangladesh, the Nile delta in Egypt, or the Niger delta in Nigeria could also suffer a similar fate.
In the Nile delta, a 1-meter rise would displace around 6 million people unless costly protection efforts were mounted; and in the Niger delta, a similar rise would inundate 15,000 square kilometers of land and force about one half million people to relocate [283].
www.wri.org /governance/pubs_content_text.cfm?ContentID=1543   (903 words)

  
 info: Nile_Delta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Delta region of Egypt, between Cairo and the Mediterranean Sea, consisting of a fan of rivers and...
Athena Review Image Archive: Nile Delta near AlexandriaThis view from the southeast overlooks the green expanse of the Nile delta, with the Suez Canal and portions of the Red Sea in the background.
Map over the Nile Valley and Nile delta in EgyptMain destination map of the Nile Valley and the northern nile delta, Egypt MyWay...
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 The River Nile Homepage
Because of the Nile, Egypt was one of the wonders of ancient times, providing inspiration essential for the development of societies in ancient Greece and Israel which in turn provided the basis for the philosophical, scientific and religious outlooks that define Western Civilization.
Because of the Nile, Egypt was one of the wonders of ancient times, providing inspiration essential for the development of societies in ancient Greece and Israel which in turn provided the bases for the philosophical, scientific and religious outlooks that define Western Civilization.
The Nile in Egypt extends for 1200 km between Aswan and the Mediterranean Sea, and consists of two parts, the Nile Valley and the delta.
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 BBC - Science & Nature - Wild Africa
The Nile flood brings with it a staggering 140 million tonnes of fertile volcanic soil which over thousands of years has provided the Nile Delta with the most fertile soil in Africa.
Much of the greenery in the delta and along the banks of the river is made up of the papyrus reed which the ancient Egyptians used for writing.
From a satellite the path of the Nile is clearly visible - a ribbon of fertile land, defiant against the endless expanses of surrounding desert.
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 The Nile River Valley and Delta
Without the topographic channel that permits the Nile to flow across the Sahara, Egypt would be entirely desert; the river traverses about 1,600 kilometres through Egypt and flows northward from the Egyptian-Sudanese border to the Mediterranean Sea.
Unlike the White Nile, the Blue Nile carries a considerable amount of sediment; for several kilometres north of Khartoum, water closer to the eastern bank of the river is visibly muddy and comes from the Blue Nile, while the water closer to the western bank is clearer and comes from the White Nile.
Thus, before the Aswan High Dam was completed in 1971, the White Nile watered the Egyptian stretch of the river throughout the year, whereas the Blue Nile, carrying seasonal rain from Ethiopia, caused the Nile River to overflow its banks and deposit a layer of fertile mud over adjacent fields.
www.travel-to-egypt.net /nile-river.html   (893 words)

  
 Nile Delta - A Giant Gas Province - 10-Sep-04: 2004 Calendar Abstracts article: contact Ian Poyntz
The Nile Delta is an emerging giant gas province with proven reserves of approximately 42 TCF with approximately 50 TCF yet to find..
Nile Delta gas resources lie close to emerging and established markets in the Mediterranean.
He joined the BP western Nile Delta team in 2000 and was involved in the discovery of numerous large gas and gas condensate fields on the offshore Nile Delta.
www.hgs.org /en/articles/printview.asp?219   (959 words)

  
 MERIS Nile Delta Images
The MERIS instrument flown onboard Envisat is particularly adapted to highlighting visible processes such as sediment input from rivers and the distribution of river sediment by marine coastal processes.
Here a single acquisition over the Nile Delta made using the MERIS instrument reveals the striking contrast between the pale sands of the Sahara and the bright green of the course of the Nile and its delta, in the simulated true-colour image at left.
Once a seasonal phenomenon, the Nile flood, up to 1965 when the Aswan High Dam became fully operational, provided massive amounts of silt to the delta and the Eastern mediterranean, renewing soil fertility and providing nutrients on which shrimp and phytoplankton populations, thus fisheries, thrived.
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