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Colorful Waters of Lake Turkana, Kenya – January 27th, 2011

3.6N 36.0E

January 27th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

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Lake Turkana, formerly known as Lake Rudolf, is a lake in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, with its far northern end crossing into Ethiopia. Here, the waters of the lake change in color as one moves from north to south.

There is a dark green wetlands area surrounded by tan sediments at the northern end, where the Omo River empties into the lake. The water gradually changes from tan to green near the middle of the lake.

Just below the center, on the west banks, the Turkwel River can be seen entering the lake. Here, the water gradually changes from green to bluish grey, at the southern tip.

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