Loch Turkana

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Lake Turkana
Jade Sea
Lake turkana.jpg
Coordinates3°35′N 36°7′E / 3.583°N 36.117°E / 3.583; 36.117Coordinates: 3°35′N 36°7′E / 3.583°N 36.117°E / 3.583; 36.117
Loch teepSaline, monomictic, alkaline, endorheic
Primary inflowsOmo River, Turkwel River, Kerio River
Primar ootflowsEvaporation
Catchment aurie130,860 km²
Basin kintrasEthiopie, Kenyae
Max. lenth290 km
Max. weenth32 km (20 mi)
Surface aurie6,405 km2 (2,473 sq mi)
Average deepth30.2 m
Max. deepth109 m
Watter vollum203.6 km³
Salinity2.44‰[1]
Surface elevation360.4 m (1,182 ft)
IslandsNorth Island, Central Island, Sooth Island (volcanic)
SettlementsEl Molo, Loyangalani, Kalokol, Eliye Springs, Ileret, Fort Banya.
Offeecial nameLoch Turkana Naitional Pairks
CriteriaNaitural: viii, x
Reference801
Inscription1997 (21st Session)
Extensions2001
IUCN category II (naitional pairk)

Loch Turkana (/tɜːrˈkɑːnə/ or /tɜːrˈkænə/), umwhile kent as Loch Rudolf, is a loch in the Kenyan Rift Valley, in northren Kenyae, wi its far northren end crossin intae Ethiopie.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. HYDROLOGICAL IMPACTS OF ETHIOPIA’S OMO BASIN ON KENYA’S LAKE TURKANA WATER LEVELS & FISHERIES (2010), page 2-65 (Pdf)
  2. The boondary atween Ethiopie an Kenyae haes been a contentious raitional distinction. A brief consideration o the topic can be foond in the State Department document, Ethiopia – Kenya Boundary