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Mai-Ndombe (Lac Leopold)

General Information

Description
Country Congo (Democratic Republic)
Latitude -2° 8' 24" (-2.1400)
Longitude 18° 19' 12" (18.3200)
State
River Basin Congo

Physical Characteristics

Description Lake Mai-Ndombe's surface area increases dramatically during the rainy season. Less than 1% of the lake's river subbasin (Kasai) is developed, however 66% of the original forest has been lost. There are currently no large dams in the subbasin.
Volume 41.00 km3
Surface Area 8,210.00 km2
Depth Mean depth: 5.0 m
Maximum depth: 10.0 m
Type Fresh
Permanent
Natural

Socio-Political

Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management

Description
Issues
Monitoring

Biodiversity Conservation

Description
Designations
Species of Concern

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.

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