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Fire Near Upemba Depression, Democratic Republic of the Congo – April 28th, 2013

8.6S 26.3E

April 28th, 2013 Category: Fires, Image of the day, Lakes, Wetlands

Democratic Republic of the Congo – April 27th, 2013

A fire can be seen east of the Upemba Depression in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, releasing a plume of smoke that blows northwest. The Upemba Depression, Kamalondo Depression, is a large marshy bowl area comprising some fifty lakes, including 22 of relatively large size including Lake Upemba (530 km²) and Lake Kisale (300 km²). In an earlier era, the area was probably occupied by one large lake.
The area is covered in marshland and is partially within the Upemba National Park in Haut-Lomami District.

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