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Magadi

General Information

Description
Country Kenya
Latitude -1° 52' 0" (-1.8667)
Longitude 36° 16' 0" (36.2667)

Maps

 Lakes of East Africa
 Africa Lake Biodiversity Conservation Priorities 2003

Physical Characteristics

Description
Volume 0.05 km3
Surface Area 200.00 km2
Depth Maximum depth: 1.0 m
Type Natural

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

News

4/2/2012 - NASA Earth Observatory Image of Lake Magadi
3/2/1999 - Disruption of Lake Elementaita food chain may be the main cause of bird flight

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.

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