African Great Lakes

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North America also has a set of Great Lakes.
(PD) Image: George Swan
African Great Lakes.

There are a group of very large lakes in East Africa known as the African Great Lakes.[1] The lakes are all found in the African rift valley.[2]

African Great Lakes, by size
lake notes
Lake Victoria
Lake Tanganyika
Lake Nyasa
Lake Turkana
Lake Albert
Lake Kivu
  • A large volume of gas dissolved at the high pressure of the Lake's deep layers is believed to pose a risk of catastrophic discharge.[3]
Lake Rukwa

References

  1. Environmental Aspects of the African Great Lakes Region, United Nations. Retrieved on 2008-08-17.
  2. African Great Lakes, PBS. Retrieved on 2008-08-17.
  3. Halbwachs, et al. (2002-03-09). Investigations in Lake Kivu(East Central Africa) after the Nyiragongo Eruption of January 2002: Specific study of the impact of the sub-water lava inflow on the lake stability (pdf). Solidarities. Retrieved on 2008-08-17. mirror