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Lakes Tanganyika, Malawi, Rukwa and Neighbors – September 19th, 2011

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September 19th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

Africa - August 12th, 2011

Several African lakes can be observed in this image. Stretching diagonally across the upper left quadrant is Lake Tanganyika, shared by Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Tanzania and Zambia. Smoke from wildfires causes the area west of the lake to appear hazy.

East of the southern tip of Lake Tanganyika is Lake Rukwa, in Tanzania, with a mustard color due to sediments. West of the southern tip of Lake Tanganyika are Lakes Mweru Wantipa, in Zambia, and Lake Mweru (the larger of the two), shared by Zambia and the DRC. On the right side of the image is Lake Malawi.

 

Hazy Skies by Lake Tanganyika and Neighbors

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September 14th, 2011 Category: Fires, Lakes

Africa - August 1st, 2011

Lake Tanganyika, shared by Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Tanzania and Zambia, cuts diagonally across this image as a thick, dark-blue line. Smoke from wildfires causes the left half of the image to appear hazy and translucent.

East of the southern tip of Lake Tanganyika is Lake Rukwa, in Tanzania, appearing brownish tan due to sediments. West of the southern tip of Lake Tanganyika are Lakes Mweru Wantipa, in Zambia, and Lake Mweru (furthest west), shared by Zambia and the DRC.

 

Lakes and Wetlands in Tanzania, Zambia and Neighbors

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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.

Lakes Tanganyika and Mweru in the DRC and Zambia

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August 16th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

DRC and Zambia - July 17th, 2010

Lake Tanganyika cuts diagonally across the upper right part of this image. The lake, situated in central Africa, is shared by four countries: Tanzania (upper right), Burundi (near top edge of lake and image), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (left) and Zambia (lower right).

A smaller, more rounded lake is visible south of it: Lake Mweru
Lake Mweru. It is located on the border between Zambia and Democratic Republic of the Congo. This freshwater lake is also situated on the longest arm of Africa’s second-longest river, the Congo, making up 110 km of the total length of that river.

Lake Mweru on Zambia-Congo Border

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June 4th, 2010 Category: Lakes

Zambia and Congo - April 17th, 2010

Zambia and Congo - April 17th, 2010

Lake Mweru (in French, Lac Moero) is a body of water in central Africa, bordered to the east by Zambia and to the west by Congo (Kinshasa). The name is Bantu for “lake.”

A part of the Congo River system, it lies in the northwest of the Mweru-Luapula-Bangweulu plain, its surface being about 3,010 feet (917 m) above sea level. Its greatest length (south-southwest to north-northeast) is 76 miles (122 km), its average width 31 miles (50 km), and its surface area 1,900 square miles (4,920 square km).

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