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Fires West of Wetlands in Southern Sudan – December 22nd, 2009

8.3N 30.7E

December 22nd, 2009 Category: Fires, Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Sudan - December 16th, 2009

Sudan - December 16th, 2009

This green area of wetlands in southern Sudan includes Lake No, near the river at the top, the Zefah Game Reserve, center, and part of the swamp of the Sudd, below. Several fires are visible just west of the wetlands.

Lake No is a lake in Sudan. It is located just north of the vast swamp of the Sudd, at the confluence of the Bahr al Jabal and Bahr el Ghazal rivers. It marks the transition between the Bahr al Jabal and White Nile proper.

The Sudd, also called the Bahr el Jebel, As Sudd or Al Sudd in southern Sudan, is a vast swamp formed by the White Nile. The area covered thereby is one of the world’s largest wetlands and the largest freshwater wetland in the Nile basin.

The White Nile, Crossing the Uganda-Sudan Border

April 5th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Uganda - March 24th, 2009

Uganda - March 24th, 2009

Visible here is a part of the White Nile, north of Lake Albert. The place where the river narrows considerably marks the border between Uganda (below) and Sudan (above).

When it exits Lake Albert to the north, the White Nile is actually known as the Albert Nile. It separates the West Nile sub-region of Uganda from the rest of the nation.

The river continues north to Nimule where it enters Sudan and becomes known as the Bahr al Jabal (“River of the Mountain”, sometimes Mountain Nile). The Bahr al Jabal then winds through rapids before entering the Sudan plain and the vast swamp of the Sudd.