The barrages are 16 km (10 miles) north of Cairo
and are located on the Nile just before it splits to form the
two branches of Damietta -to the east- and Rosetta
-to the west-.
built the first barrage, and the second one was built early
in the 20th century as part of agricultural and irrigation reforms
carried out by the British.
The Barrages have a wonderful set of bridges and parks. The
lush gardens make it an ideal place for relaxation and picnics.
Locals like to come here to enjoy bicycling -rentable here-
and felucca journeys.