Unformatted text preview: over. The flooding took place on a regular basis. Every year beginning in early June, the river would begin to rise. It would reach its peak in September and then begin to recede. The primordial Egyptians did not know the reason for the flooding. The cause of the flooding was the heavy spring rains in the mountains of Ethiopia. Ancient Egyptians also used the Nile to irrigate there crops. Because the area is a desert, crops could not grow without irrigation. The ancient Egyptians built canals and dikes to hold and channel the floodwaters. The canals and dikes allowed the Egyptians to grow several crops a year....
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- Fall '11
- Ancient Egypt, Nile, Nile River Valley