Toshka Lakes drying, 2001 to 2005

Toshka Lakes drying, 2001 to 2005

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This image is part of the sequence Environment: Toshka Lakes drying out from 2001 to 2005

Credit: NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Drying Toshka Lakes, satellite images. The Toshka Lakes in southern Egypt were formed in the 1990s by diverting water from Lake Nasser, an artificial lake that formed behind the Aswan High Dam on the river Nile. The region was planned to be a major new agricultural and industrial site for Egypt. As these images show, however, the region is drying fast. The lower image was taken on 15th March 2001, and shows the lakes near their maximum extent. The upper image was taken on 11th December 2005. The waters have receded, leaving a ring of wetlands (brown) around the edges of the lakes. This is due to drought and rising demand for water.

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