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Climate Change’s Affects on Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe

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March 30th, 2013 Category: Climate Change, Lakes

Zimbabwe – March 29th, 2013

Rainfall around Lake Kariba (lower left quadrant), in Zimbabwe, is decreasing at a rate of 0.63 mm per year, while evaporation rates have increased by 31% at an average rate of 2.77 mm per year since 1963. Also, the¬†temperatures around the Kariba area have been rising since 1964.¬†All these climatic factors have led to decreasingly water levels and nutrients, and consequently to a decrease in the lake’s fish population (click here for more information).

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