The Aswan Dam (High Dam)

In 1960, the Egyptian government started to build the Aswan Dam on the Nile. The construction lasted for 10 years and costs about $1 billion. The dam is 111 meters high, 3,830 meters in length, and inundated Lake Nasser, which has a 169 billion cubic meters capacity. The dam is the source of hydroelectric power and supports the fishing industry in the country, plus for the first time in history, humans could control the annual Nile floods.