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Edward

General Information

Description
Country Congo (Democratic Republic)
Uganda
Latitude 0° 25' 0" (0.4167)
Longitude 29° 35' 0" (29.5833)
River Basin Nile

Maps

 Edward locator map
 Africa Lake Biodiversity Conservation Priorities 2003

Physical Characteristics

Description
Volume 78.00 km3
Surface Area 2,252.00 km2
Depth Mean depth: 34.0 m
Maximum depth: 117.0 m
Origin Tectonic
Type Fresh
Natural
Catchment Catchment size: 12,096.00 km2
Catchment/surface area ratio: 5:1

Socio-Political

Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management

Description
Issues
Monitoring

Biodiversity Conservation

Description
Designations LakeNet Biodiversity Priority
WWF Global 200
Species of Concern

Documents

Resources

Biodiversity Conservation of the World's Lakes: A Preliminary Framework for Identifying Priorities
ILEC Database
Lacustrine Rift Basin Research Program

News

1/31/2005 - Anthrax Kills 18 Hippos in Ugandan National Park
8/29/2003 - World's biggest hippo population devastated

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.
Duker, L. and L. Borre. 2001. Biodiversity conservation of the world's lakes: a preliminary framework for identifying priorities. LakeNet Report Series Number 2. Annapolis, Maryland USA.
International Lake Environment Committee, the United Nations Environment Program and Environment Agency, Government of Japan. 1997. World Lakes Database.

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