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Kyoga

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Kioga

(kyō`gä), lake, c.100 mi (160 km) long, formed by the Victoria Nile, S central Uganda, E Africa. It occupies part of the same depression as Lake Victoria, to which it was once joined. The shallow lake has large areas of papyrus swamp. Kyoga provides transportation for a large cotton-growing region.

Kyoga

 

(Kioga), a lake in Africa, in Uganda. Situated at an elevation of 1,029 m, it has an approximate area of 2,590 sq km and a depth of 3–5 m. The shores are extremely uneven. The lake is a relict of a vast reservoir that included Lake Victoria. Lake Kyoga is overgrown with reeds and papyrus; channels free of vegetation are maintained only for regular steamship runs. The Victoria Nile River flows through it.

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An official of the National Fisheries Resources Research Institute says Lake Kyoga's shoreline has receded by 50 metres in the last two decades because rice farmers have di- verted river waters draining into the lake to their gardens in contravention of environ- mental regulations.
An official of the National Fisheries Resources Research Institute says Lake Kyoga's shoreline has receded by 50 metres in the last two decades because rice farmers have diverted river waters draining into the lake to their gardens in contravention of environmental regulations.
The lake is the primary source of the White Nile which flows through Lake Kyoga in Uganda and Lake Albert into Sudan, where it joins with the Blue Nile at Khartoum to form the Nile River, which supports the livelihood of over 300 million people.
[15] characterized the fish oils of mukene (Rastrineobola argentea) of Nile basin waters, Lake Victoria, Lake Kyoga, and the Nile River.
In that same year the epic Roosevelt safari traveled northwest from Kenya by train and steamer, up Lake Kyoga, west along the Victoria Nile to Lake Albert, then up the Albert Nile to what is known to this day as "Rhino Camp." Here, along the Albert Nile, in one of the oft-criticized excesses of the day, they took several of the critically endangered northern white rhinos for museum groups.
My work with the Kyoga villagers came about in 2007 through a church project in conjunction with Food for the Hungry Uganda to build school facilities in Mukono, 10 miles north west of the capital, Kampala.
It flows for approximately 500 kilometers (300 mi) farther, through Lake Kyoga, until it reaches Lake Albert.
1) The Great Lakes region includes Lake Albert and Lake Kyoga in the north, Lake Victoria in the east, Lake Tanganyika in the south, and Lake Edward and Lake Kivu in the west.
On election day, Health Minister Mike Mukula, part of the governing National Resistance Movement, ordered Catholic-owned Kyoga Veritas FM to stop broadcasting election coverage.