Endorheic Basin Faiyum Pa-Yom Means The Lake Called Moeris During Ice Age Fed by Nile Distributary Now Pumped


These days water from the Nile is pumped west into the bountiful Faiyum basin (sixty miles southwest of Cairo and 150 ft. below sea level) where abundant crops are grown, but during the Ice Age, the Nile river water into the basin was by overflow from the river by way of a distributary which became known as Joseph’s Canal when he deepened and widened it circa 1800 b. c., the huge lake Moeris below in the basin during the Ice Age about 200 ft. deep (now just 10 ft. deep).