What is Lake Chad?

  • (noun): A lake in north central Africa; fed by the Shari river.
    Synonyms: Chad

Lake Chad

Lake Chad (French lac Tchad) is a historically large, shallow, endorheic lake in Africa, the size of which has varied over the centuries. According to the Global Resource Information Database of the United Nations Environment Programme, it shrank as much as 95% from about 1963 to 1998, but "the 2007 (satellite) image shows significant improvement over previous years." Lake Chad is economically important, providing water to more than 30 million people living in the four countries surrounding it (Chad, Cameroon, Niger, and Nigeria) on the edge of the Sahara Desert . It is the largest lake in the Chad Basin.

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Niger–Nigeria Relations - Agreements and Organization - Ecology
... while northern Nigeria is almost as dependent on the waters of the Niger River and Lake Chad ... Authority (successor to the 1964 Niger River Commission), the Lake Chad Commission, and the Niger-Nigeria Joint Committee has special focus on water and water development issues ... for fauna and flora among the member states of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria and Chad) ...
Lake Chad (Antarctica)
... Lake Chad is a small lake lying east of the mouth of Suess Glacier in the Taylor Valley of Victoria Land ... Expedition, 1910–13, under Robert Falcon Scott, and named by them after the Lake Chad in Africa ... Lake Chad is only about 5 metres (16 ft) southwest of Lake Hoare ...
Lake Chad - Threats and Preservation - Management of The Lake
... In the 1960s, a plan was proposed to divert the Ubangi River into Lake Chad ... amount of water from the Ubangi would revitalize the dying Lake Chad and provide livelihood in fishing and enhanced agriculture to tens of millions of central Africans and Sahelians ... In 1994, the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) proposed a similar project, and at a March 2008 summit, the heads of state of the LCBC member countries committed to the diversion project ...
Sao Civilisation - Rise and Decline
... the end of the first millennium BCE, their presence was well established south of Lake Chad and near the Chari River ... Traditional tales say that the Sao west of Lake Chad fell to "Yemenites" from the east ... that the Sao civilization south of Lake Chad lasted until the fourteenth or fifteenth century, the majority opinion is that it ceased to exist as a separate culture sometime in the 16th century subsequently ...
Agriculture In Chad - Overview - Central Zone
... by the Chari and Logone rivers, which flow north from their sources in southern Chad and neighboring countries (see fig ... The courses of these rivers, joining at N'Djamena to flow on to Lake Chad, create an ecological subregion ... along the rivers and along the shores of Lake Chad ...

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