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Albert (Mobutu Sese Seko)

General Information

Description
Country Congo (Democratic Republic)
Uganda
Latitude 1° 35' 0" (1.5833)
Longitude 30° 50' 0" (30.8333)
State
River Basin Nile

Maps

 Albert location map
 Lakes of East Africa

Physical Characteristics

Description
Volume 280.00 km3
Surface Area 5,600.00 km2
Depth Mean depth: 25.0 m
Maximum depth: 58.0 m
Origin Tectonic
Type Natural
Catchment Catchment size: 409.70 km2
Catchment/surface area ratio: 0:1

Socio-Political

Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management

Description
Issues
Monitoring

Biodiversity Conservation

Description
Designations
Species of Concern

Documents

Resources

African Lakes and Rivers Research Group
ILEC Database

News

12/14/2004 - 30 die in boat accident on Lake Albert, DRC
7/9/2003 - Uganda gets loan to finance cage fish farms on Lake Victoria and Lake Albert

Additional Data Sources

Birkett, C., and I. Mason. 1995. A new global lakes database for remote sensing programme studying climatically sensitive large lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 21 (3) 307-318.
International Lake Environment Committee, the United Nations Environment Program and Environment Agency, Government of Japan. 1997. World Lakes Database.
Lehner, B. and Doll, P. (2004): Development and validation of a global database of lakes, reservoirs and wetlands. Journal of Hydrology 296/1-4: 1-22.
USDA African waterbodies dataset. Unpublished.

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