Facts About the River Nile?

Did you know that the river Nile has a "mystery". This was a mystery for the people along the River Nile for thousands of years, in conjunction with a very strange phenomenon.

Every year in Egypt, the Nile River begins to rise in July. This growth continues until October, when the water level in the river is by 7 meters higher than in May. During the high water cycle, the Nile spills out of its bed and leaves fertile silt on the surrounding fields.
The rise of water in the Nile was a secret because in Egypt almost never rains. Therefore, people for thousands of years had wondered what was causing this regular rise of water levels in the Nile each year.
This "mystery" of the Nile was not resolved until the late 19th century.
The River Nile is the longest river in the world. The flow of the Nile is 4,132 miles (6,650 kilometers).
The Nile River flows from south to north through the northeastern part of Africa, mainly through Sudan and Egypt. Annual flooding of the Nile have made the Nile valley, which is located in the hot, dry and barren desert, fertile strip of land inhabited by people for thousands of years.
Nile arises from two major rivers - the White and Blue Nile.
White Nile flows out of Lake Victoria, which is located in Uganda. White Nile has more or less the same  water level trough the year and it can’t be the cause of the annual increase in water in the river Nile. In April and May, when the water level is the lowest of the Nile, 85 percent of the Nile water is water  from the White Nile.
However, the Blue Nile source is in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian mountains have a lot of rains and a lot of snow is melting there. All this water coming from the Blue Nile, increases the water level in the River Nile.
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