Door kana lake
|name:||Door kana lake|
|surface||6,405 km ²|
|maximum depth:||73 m|
|water surface:||375 m and. NN|
|maximum one length:||258 km|
|maximum one width:||48 km|
|of supplies:||Omo, Turkwel|
the door kana lake is at 6405 km ² largest inland waters of Kenya; the northernmost part however still belongs to Ethiopia. His discoverer count Teleki originally gave it the name Rudolfsee after the Austrian successor to the throne Crown Prince Rudolf. The lake is appropriate for East Africa niches in the ditch, a geological weakness zone of the earth's crust, at which the African continent divides. Approximately around the lake partially very active volcanos rise. The climate in the north of Kenya is very strongly arid and the vegetation thus very meager. Grasses prevail forwards, trees are rare.
door kana lake salted ever more, since the lake loses a supply, which Omo has, it its water however over evaporation, whereby with the time the mineral salts in the lake enrich themselves. Since additionally more waters evaporated than in addition-flows, the water level decreases gradually.
The water of the door kana lake is sodahaltig, it is extremely fish - and alga-rich. Dominating fish types are tiger fish and Nilbar, which become partly heavy over 100 kg. At the bank areas numerous crocodiles live.
In the proximity of the door kana lake is also the first place of discovery of a Homo rudolfensis. It was designated to its discovery site (Rudolfsee).
The door kana sea-parks were taken up 1997 to the list of the Unesco Weltnaturerbes. Enclosed into the protected area that is already 1973 of Kenya as national park under protection Sibiloi placed national park.
Klaus H. A. Jacob, Exkursion to the Rudolfsee, with illustrations. The balance, magazine of chemistry Grünenthal, Band10/1971
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coordinates: 3° 35 ′ 17 " n. Break, 36° 7 ′ 2 " o. L.