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Dam/Lake Lake Albert

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Located in Uganda :: Uganda
Category: Attraction :: Dam/Lake

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Lake Albert, formerly known as Lake Mwitanzige and Lake Mobutu Sese Seko, is a lake located in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is Africa's seventh-largest lake, as well as the second biggest of Uganda's Great Lakes. Lake Albert's water is mainly controlled by the Nile River which is the principal water source. The river, which is one of the principal tributaries of the Nile River, feeds into Lake Victoria. The lake’s other main source is the Semliki River, which flows from Lake Edward down south. Population density in some parts of the lake basin is as high as 149 people/km2. Lake Albert is a shallow water body, with an average depth of 25 meters and is 51 meters deep at the deepest part. It is located at an elevation of 619 meters above sea level. The area around the lake also supports small, subsistence farming, fishing while Oil and mineral extraction are a possibility in the basin. Lake Albert is the second-largest fish produce after Lake Victoria, yielding over 150 million kgs per year. It accounts for 30% of Uganda’s fish production.

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Address :  Uganda

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Game Viewing, Fishing, Photography
Game to View :  Crocodiles.

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