As part of the Toshka Project, a pumping station sends water from Lake Nasser to irrigated fields in the Toshka basin. The Mubarak Pumping Station has a discharge capacity of 1.2 million cubic meters per hour through the Sheikh Zayed Canal.
The pump house is like an island. Its 24 vertical pumps are arranged in two parallel lines. The intake channel is 50 meters deep, the deepest inland channel ever built. This innovative engineering marvel is even earthquake-proof.
About 138 kilometers of canals carry the Nile water from the pumping station in Lake Nasser to irrigated fields west of the reservoir. By the 2013 image, the Sheikh Zayed Canal makes a clearly visible line to the northwest from the bay where the pumping station sits.