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Page 46 - I have now the honor to lay before you the result of my examination. 2. The Nile in Upper Egypt has a rise of about 30 feet, and at Cairo, it is about 24 feet, from its lowest to its highest level.
Page 42 - ... the public for this purpose, although extensively used by the Government for the transport of materials. Colonel Baird Smith states that the canal closes its first year of work (1855-56) with an aggregate revenue, from all sources, of rather more than Rs. 60,000, having watered during the year about 55,000 acres of land, and having placed beyond the risk of serious damage from drought, an area of cultivation extending over about 166,000 acres, distributed among 1,134 villages.
Page 17 - There were scarcely even fluctuations in its surface level, and there have consequently been entire contentment on the part of the zemindars with the supplies furnished to them, much confidence in their permanency created, and not a single instance of failure of contract by reason of deficiency of water delivered.
Page 46 - As the banks of the Nile, from the first cataract to the sea, consist of clay and sand, the channel of the river is continually changing.

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