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General Information

Description Oguta Lake lies in the equatorial rain forest belt. During the Biafran War (1967-1970), Oguta Lake was a marine base for the Biafran army.
Country Nigeria

Physical Characteristics

Description The main feeder rivers are Utu, Awbuna and Njaa.
Depth Maximum depth: 8.0 m


Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management

Issues Much forest cover has been cleared for agriculture. Sand is dredged from the lake for use in construction.
Other Issues Nutrient pollution
Polluted runoff

Biodiversity Conservation

Description The lake has a highly diverse phytoplankton community.
Species of Concern



ILEC Database


1/13/2003 - Nigeria seeks international Ramsar recognition of 14 wetlands

Additional Data Sources

International Lake Environment Committee, the United Nations Environment Program and Environment Agency, Government of Japan. 1997. World Lakes Database.

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