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Yobe River Flowing Into Lake Chad, Niger and Nigeria

9.0N 7.4E

January 16th, 2012 Category: Rivers

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Dust or smoke can be seen blowing over the border between Nigeria (above) and Niger (below), west of Lake Chad (partially visible at the upper right corner). Some of the border is marked by the Yobe River, appearing here as a green line running diagonally across the image.

The Yobe River is a river in West Africa that flows into Lake Chad through Nigeria and Niger. Its tributaries include the Hadejia River and the Jama’are River. There are concerns about changes in the river flow, economy and ecology due to upstream dams, the largest at present being the Tiga Dam in Kano State, with plans being discussed for the Kafin Zaki Dam in Bauchi State.

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