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Lakes of Ethiopia: Lake Tana, Lake Turka

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ISBN: 9781156847657
Publisher: General Books
Published: 20 August, 2010
Format: Paperback

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Lakes of Ethiopia: Lake Tana, Lake Turka

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 23. Chapters: Lake Tana, Lake Turkana, Reservoirs in Ethiopia, Blue Nile, Kerio River, Koobi Fora, Bahir Dar, Turkana Boy, Beles Hydroelectric Power Plant, Wereta, Emfraz, Gorgora, Loiyangalani, Lake Afrera, Dengel Ber, Lake Hayq, Lake Zway, Lake Abaya, Lake Abbe, Lake Langano, Lake Chamo, Lake Ashenge, Sibiloi National Park, Lake Chew Bahir, Koka Reservoir, Reb River, Lake Shala, Lake Awasa, Lake Karum, Lake Turkana National Parks, Lake Afambo, Lake Abijatta, Lake Gummare, Ileret, Delgi, Narga Selassie, Magech River, Namoratunga, Gumara River, Lake Ardibbo, Lesser Angereb, Zengena Lake, Eliye Springs, Turkwel River, Lake Bario, El Molo, Kalokol, List of lakes in Ethiopia, Lesser Abay River. Excerpt: Lake Turkana (pronounced or ), formerly known as Lake Rudolf, is a lake in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, with its far northern end crossing into Ethiopia. It is the world's largest permanent desert lake and the world's largest alkaline lake. By volume it is the world's fourth largest salt lake after the Caspian Sea, Issyk-Kul Lake and the (shrinking) Aral Sea, and among all lakes it ranks twenty-fourth. The water is potable but not palatable. It supports a rich lacustrine wildlife. The climate is hot and very dry. The rocks of the surrounding area are predominantly volcanic. Central Island is an active volcano, emitting vapors. Outcrops and rocky shores are found on the East and South shores of the lake, while dunes, spits and flats are on the West and North, at a lower elevation. Lake Turkana seen from the South Island.On-shore and off-shore winds can be extremely strong as the lake warms and cools more slowly than the land. Sudden, violent storms are frequent. Three rivers (the Omo, Turkwel and Kerio) flow into the lake, but lacking outflow its only water loss is by evaporation. Lake volume and dimensions are variable. For exampl...

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