How did the egyptians control the Nile River?
Egyptians managed to control the flooding of the Nile River for their own benefit. They would dig irrigation systems from the Nile to their farmland. When the Nile overflowed, the water would fill the irrigation ditches and water the crops. Thus, the Egyptians managed to tame the Nile.
Nile River in Egypt is the longest river in the world. In the Egyptian civilisation, River Nile played vital role in their life, society and culture. As we know, Egypt is located in the desert area. River Nile produced fertile for their crop and even for drinking. Without River Nile, it is very difficult for Egyptians living this place and survive. That is why, ancient Egyptians and the Nile River had close relationship.
The Egyptians relied on the Nile River for farming because the Nile River was the source of water for the Egyptians. The rest of the land around them was mostly desert. They may have irrigated water to get their plants the water they needed. (they may have used other metohds of watering their plants too.)