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Lake Kariba on Border of Zambia and Zimbabwe

16.9S 27.9E

April 5th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Zambia and Zimbabwe - March 31st, 2011

By volume, Lake Kariba is the largest artificial lake and reservoir in the world. It is located on the Zambezi river, about halfway between the river’s source and mouth, about 1300 kilometers upstream from the Indian Ocean, and lies along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

While Lake Kariba is dark blue and mostly free of sediments in this image, another lake can be seen to the east in the full image that is quite tinged by sediments: the Cahora Bassa Lake. Africa’s fourth-largest artificial lake, it situated in the Tete Province in Mozambique.

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