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Oguta

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

Socio-Political

Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management

Description
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
Monitoring

Biodiversity Conservation

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

Documents

Resources

ILEC Database

News

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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