Bangweulu — 'where the water sky meets the sky' — is one of the world's great wetland systems, comprising Lake Bangweulu, the Bangweulu Swamps and the Bangweulu Flats or floodplain. Situated in the upper Congo River basin in Zambia, the Bangweulu system covers an almost completely flat area roughly the size of Connecticut or East Anglia, at an elevation of 1,140 m straddling Zambia's Luapula Province and Northern Province. It is crucial to the economy and biodiversity of northern Zambia, and to the birdlife of a much larger region, and faces environmental stress and conservation issues. With a long axis of 75 km and a width of up to 40 km, Lake Bangweulu's permanent open water surface is about 3,000 km², which expands when its swamps and floodplains are in flood at the end of the rainy season in May. The combined area of the lake and wetlands reaches 15,000 km². The lake has an average depth of only 4 m. The Bangweulu system is fed by about seventeen rivers of which the Chambeshi is the largest, and is drained by the Luapula River.
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A Living Dinosaur?: In Search of Mokele-Mbembe
The reader will recall that Hans Schomburgk was unable to investigate the
reports at Lake Bangweulu to any extent because of some problems with malaria.
However, an Englishman, J. E. Hughes, spent eighteen years at Lake Bangweulu
Roy P. MacKal, 1987
Zambia in Pictures
The lake's southernmost tip reaches into northern Zambia. Between Lake Mweru
and Lake Tanganyika, Lake Mweru Wantipa sits entirely within Zambia. LakeBangweulu is located directly south of Mweru Wantipa, east of the city of Mansa.
Bella Waters, 2008
A Directory of African Wetlands
R. H. Hughes, J. S. Hughes, G. M. Bernacsek. Lake Bangweulu, which has
maximum dimensions of 80 and 41 km, has an open water surface of some 273
300 ha. It subtends a major bay on the west (22 500 ha), known as Lake
R. H. Hughes, J. S. Hughes, G. M. Bernacsek, 1992
Freshwater Ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar: A ...
Rainfall varies from about 900 mm per year near Lake Mweru to 1,300-1,500 mm
per year near Lake Bangweulu (Hughes 1997). A cool, dry season extends from
April to August, followed by a hot, dry season from September to October and a ...
Michele L. Thieme, Robin Abell, Neil Burgess, 2005
Summary of Proceedings and Selected Papers
Extensive swamps cover the south eastern part of Lake Bangweulu and
Walilumpe. The lakes are interlined through the swamps by both natural and
artificial channels. The total surface area including the swamps is estimated to be
9 850 km2 ...
Marie Giasson, Jean-Louis Gaudet, 1989
African Lakes and Rivers
Lake Bangweulu Location: northern Zambia Length: 51 miles (84 kilometers)
Width: 33 mile (52 kilometers) Depth: Varies Area: 1,900 square miles (4,920
square kilometers) Lake Bangweulu is known as the lake where the waters
Carla Atkins, 2010
Lakes of Zambi: Lake Tanganyika, Lake Mweru, LakeBangweulu, ...
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LLC Books, 2010
A History of Water: The world of water
RIVER, LAKE AND LAND The Luapula River begins in the shallow LakeBangweulu, which is fed by the Chambeshi River with its source on the Muchinga
plateau, home to the Bemba peoples. After leaving Lake Bangweulu, the wide ...
Terje Tvedt, Terje Oestigaard, 2006
The low-lying basin containing Lake Bangweulu and its wetlands receives one
ofthe highest rainfalls in the country – over 1,400mm per annum. On the
northwestern edge of the basin is Lake Bangweulu itself, about 50km long and
up to 25km ...
Chris McIntyre, 2011
Management, Co-management Or No Management?: Major Dilemmas ...
This demonstrates the small average size of the fish in Lake Bangweulu as
already seen from the biomass-size distribution (Figure 8). Differences in mean
size may not be directly comparable between a swamp and an open lake
Eyolf Jul-Larsen, 2003
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LAKE BANGWEULU»
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Illegal fishing methods worse in Bangweulu
... mosquito nets for fishing activities on Lake Bangweulu by fishermen. ... and mosquito nets to catch fish on Lake Bangweulu was detrimental ... «Lusaka Times, Jun 15»
Livingstone birthplace refurbished
The explorer died from malaria in a village south-east of Lake Bangweulu in present-day Zambia and was buried at Westminster Abbey in ... «Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra, Jun 15»
How gluttonous fish monger met his waterloo
... along the northern shore of Lake Bangweulu on Ifunge Peninsular. ... half of our boyhood on or near Lake Bangweulu and Lake Chifunabuli. «Zambia Daily Mail, May 15»
28 people Survive Lake Bangweulu boat accident
Twenty-eight people of Chishi Island narrowly escaped death last week when an overloaded super boat they were travelling in on Lake ... «Lusaka Times, May 15»
Vice President Inonge Wina expected in Northern Province
Previous Post: Police summon Fred M'membe and two Reporters. Next Post: 28 people Survive Lake Bangweulu boat accident ... «Lusaka Times, May 15»
Capsize and drowning: Boat tragedies rise due with bad weather
The five, members of the same family including a one-year six- months-old baby, drowned on Lake Bangweulu after the boat capsized on ... «Coastweek, Mar 15»
Tale of Zambia's largest district
... edge of the main Zambian Plateau, which is around 1,500 metres near the town of Mpika, sloping gently towards the west to Lake Bangweulu ... «Zambia Daily Mail, Feb 15»
Crocodile kills Chilubi fisherman
NANCY SIAME, Lusaka A 55-year-old man of Chilubi Island has been mauled by a crocodile on Lake Bangweulu whilst he was fishing. «Zambia Daily Mail, Dec 14»
143 Years Ago Today, Henry Stanley Found Missionary David …
Livingstone was so loved by Africans that when they found him dead in 1873 near Lake Bangweulu, kneeling beside his bed after suffering ... «Western Journalism, Nov 14»
RDA, BSBK ink road deal
... Chiwala said the road would enhance tourism activities in Luapula Province as it will pass along Lake Bangweulu from the south to the north. «Times of Zambia, Mar 14»
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