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date: 18 October 2019

Lake Chad  

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Author(s):
Craig ENSTADCraig ENSTAD

Lake Chad is a large, shallow (seven meters at its deepest), freshwater lake in west central Africa. It supplies water to more than 20 million people. Lake Chad has been shrinking dramatically due to a combination of climatic and anthropogenic factors, creating challenges for the area’s farmers, herders, and fishers, as well as environmental pressures on the rich wildlife of the lake’s ecosystem. Over the last two thousand years, Lake Chad has completely dried up on six occasions. ...

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