I’ve been in De Nile

We have put out toes in the source of the Nile (both Blue and White) looked at the confluence of both at Khartoum ( in the Sudan), taken a ferry trip along it’s dammed lake (Nasser) from Wadi Halfa to Aswan and gone to where it discharges muddy, used and abused into the Mediterranean Sea at Rosetta in Egypt. We have seen it used as a waste disposal unit, toilet / bidet, bath, irrigation and drinking water supply for humans and animals

Some details
Basin countries Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, DR Congo, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Egypt
Length 6,650 km (4,132 mi)
Source elevation 1,134 m (3,721 ft)
Avg. discharge 2,830 m³/s (99,956 ft³/s)

One Response to I’ve been in De Nile

  1. Ross December 7, 2007 at 8:25 pm #

    That average discharge looks suspiciously as though someone guessed 100,000 cubic feet a second about a hundred and fifty years ago and no-one has bothered to check it since, just converted it to metric.

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