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Lake Nakuru: Experience and Lessons Learned Brief (Lake Basin Management Initiative). 2005. (800 KB)

Lake Nakuru (Figure 1) is one of several shallow, alkaline-saline lakes lying in closed hydrologic basins in the eastern African Rift Valley that stretches from northern Tanzania through Kenya to Ethiopia (Livingstone and Melack 1984). Typical of shallow, saline lakes around the world, climatic variations have caused large changes in its depth and salinity on annual, decadal and longer time scales, with major consequences for the lake’s ecology. Daily fluctuations in heating and cooling have resulted in strong cycles of stratification and mixing (Melack and Kilham 1974). High insolation and adequate supply of nutrients usually support abundant phytoplankton (Peters and MacIntyre 1976; Melack et al. 1982; Vareschi 1982). Supersaturation of dissolved oxygen in the upper waters during the day often is observed because of the high rates of photosynthesis (Melack and Kilham 1974; Vareschi 1982). Main_LBMI_report--http://www.iwlearn.net/publications/ll/lbmi_main_report_2005.pdf/view Original_LBMI_website--http://www.ilec.or.jp/eg/lbmi/index.htm

1665: Towards a Lake Basin Management Initiative and a Contribution to the Third World Water Forum: Sharing Experiences and Early Lessons in GEF and non-GEF Lake Basin Management Projects

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Lake Nakuru: Experience and Lessons Learned Brief (Lake Basin Management Initiative). 2005. (800 KB).pdf

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