Or 14.76 ft., and to divert it into three main canals - the Behera on the west, theMenufia in the centre and the Tewfikia on the east.
The western, or Behera, canal was dug, but within its first 50 m.
The western, or Behera, canal was thoroughly cleared out and remodelled; and thus the whole delta irrigation was supplied from above the barrage.
The Rayya Behera, known in its lower courses first as the Khatatba and afterwards as the Rosetta canal, follows the west bank of the Rosetta branch of the Nile and has numerous offshoots.
Lower Egypt is divided into the provinces of: Behera, Gharbia, Menufia, Dakahlia, Kaliubia, Sharkia.