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Lakes and Wetlands in Tanzania, Zambia and Neighbors

11.1S 29.8E

April 22nd, 2011 Category: Lakes, Wetlands

Tanzania and Zambia - April 15th, 2011

Three lakes can be observed across the top of this image: (from right to left) Lake Rukwa, in Tanzania, Lake Tanganyika, shared by Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Tanzania and Zambia, Lake Mweru Wantipa, in Zambia, and Lake Mweru, shared by Zambia and the DRC.

Sediments give Lake Rukwa a tan color, while Lake Tanganyika appears blue and Lakes Mweru Wantipa and Mweru look greenish-blue.

Visible by the bottom of the image is Lake Bangweulu, the Bangweulu Swamps and the Bangweulu Flats or floodplain. Situated in the upper Congo River basin in Zambia, the Bangweulu system covers an almost completely flat area roughly the size of Connecticut or East Anglia, at an elevation of 1,140 m straddling Zambia’s Luapula Province and Northern Province.

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