An abundant, usually overwhelming flow or fall, as of a river or rain
This is the cataract near Adalia.
The site selected for the great Nile dam was at the head of the First Cataract above Assuan.
Close to the right bank is a sloping cataract 36 yds.
There are two important rapids and one cataract on the lower 300 m.
ASSUAN, or Aswan, a town of Upper Egypt on the east bank of the Nile, facing Elephantine Island below the First Cataract, and 590 m.