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Lake Chad 2001

Lake Chad, shown at the top-center of this true-color MODIS image acquired on October 21, 2001, is but a fraction of what it once was. The lake, surrounded by wetlands, has been taxed heavily as a source for numerous irrigation projects, and is subject to an arid climate that has endured a dramatic decrease in rainfall over the past forty years. The green and brown rippled area to the north and northwest of the lake suggests the lake's previous surface area. source:

767: Reversal of Land and Water Degradation Trends in the Lake Chad Basin Ecosystem

01 Jan 2016


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