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Guiers

General Information

Description Lake Guiers is the largest freshwater lake in Senegal. It is currently regulated by dams on the Senegal River. The lake's volume ranges from .18 km3 to .65 km3. The mean depth is 1.3m and maximum depth is 2.5m. Water in the lake has a residence time of approximately .5 years.
Country Senegal
Latitude 16° 15' 0" (16.2500)
Longitude -15° 50' 0" (-15.8333)
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 Lakes of West Africa

Physical Characteristics

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Surface Area 200.00 km2

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Watershed Management

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Documents

Resources

ILEC Database

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.

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