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Climate and hydrology
Annual Flooding of the Nile
Dams and reservoirs
Navigation and Transportation on the Nile

The silt deposited along the banks of the Nile in Egypt has been left by the floods over centuries. This has resulted in a rich soil that supports agriculture along the banks of the river. Ancient Egyptians are believed to have been the first to use irrigation to grow their crops. A practice that continues today, although the methods have been modernized.

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