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Jipe

General Information

Description As well as hippos, elephants and extensive bird life, Lake Jipe attracts a "terrifying number of mosquitoes and lake flies".
Country Kenya
Tanzania
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Watershed Management

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Issues Lake Jipe is threated by massive forest destruction in its watershed. Fish production has dropped drastically due to dropping water levels due to sedimentation. Fast growing invasive typha weeds are contributing to the filling in of the lake by trapping sediments.
Other Issues Polluted runoff
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News

11/16/2004 - Fishermen Migrate Abroad As Irrigation Threatens Lake Jipe
9/17/2004 - EU Gives Sh19m to Help Revive Lake Jipe
9/9/2003 - UN agencies to assist Lake Jipe

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