Lake Nicaragua

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Nicaragua, Lake,

3,089 sq mi (8,001 sq km), c.100 mi (160 km) long and up to 45 mi (72 km) wide, SW Nicaragua; the largest lake of Central America. It is drained into the Caribbean Sea by the San Juan River. Lake Nicaragua, along with Lake Managua (which drains into it from the northwest), occupies part of the Nicaragua Depression, an extensive lowland region stretching across the isthmus. Once part of the sea, the lake was formed when the land rose. There are several islands in the lake (the largest is Isla de Ometepe); and small volcanoes rise above its surface. The freshwater of Lake Nicaragua contains fish usually associated with saltwater, including tuna and sharks, which have adapted to the environmental change. The lake is a transportation route; GranadaGranada
, city (1995 pop. 74,396), W Nicaragua, on Lake Nicaragua. It is Nicaragua's third largest city and the center of commerce on Lake Nicaragua. Located in a rich agricultural region, Granada has been the stronghold of Nicaragua's landed aristocracy; manufactures include
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 is its chief port. Located only 110 ft (34 m) above sea level, the lake reaches a depth of 84 ft (26 m). It was to be an important link in the proposed Nicaragua CanalNicaragua Canal,
proposed waterway between the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans. One often considered route would be 172.8 mi (278 km) long and would generally follow the San Juan River, then go through Lake Nicaragua near the southern shore and across the narrow isthmus of Rivas
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Nicaragua, Lake

 

a lake in Nicaragua, and the largest lake in Central America. It has an area of 8,430 sq km and a maximum depth of 70 m. The lake is situated in a tectonic depression at an elevation of 32 m. It receives the Tipitapa River, which flows out of Lake Managua. The San Juan River connects Lake Nicaragua with the Caribbean Sea. The coastline is for the most part low-lying. Ometepe Island, with a volcano of the same name, lies in the western part of the lake. The lake is used for navigation, and a plan has been proposed to incorporate it into an interocean canal.

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Una zona especial para tal tipo de extinciones es la depresion del lago Cocibolca, tambien conocido como Gran Lago de Nicaragua.
One of the chief concerns highlighted in the report is how the canal would impact Lago Cocibolca, Central America's largest lake and a vital source of drinking water for hundreds of thousands of Nicaraguan residents (NotiCen, May 2, 2013).
Hasta el momento en que escribo estas lineas, el equipo de Wang sigue sin explicar de donde saldran los fondos; tampoco ha presentado el estudio de impacto ambiental que reclama la Academia de Ciencias de Nicaragua, que cuenta entre sus miembros destacados con el mas respetado de todos los cientificos del pais, Jaime Incer Barquero--tambien asesor en temas ambientales de Ortega--, Incer Barquero ha mostrado su preocupacion sobre las consecuencias que una obra de esta envergadura puede tener sobre el lago Cocibolca (tambien conocido como lago Nicaragua), una de las reservas de agua dulce mas importantes en la region.
It is a massive undertaking that would destroy the beautiful Lago Cocibolca, the largest lake in Central America and on whose shores Granada is located, and the many diverse and traditional communities in its path.
Rajadura que no deja por fuera al gran lago Cocibolca, porque por este, que es parte de la ruta del canal, los buques no navegarian por las buenas, sino que precisarian de una mayor profundidad que la que ese cuerpo de agua les ofrece: se necesitaria hacerle al lago, en su fondo, un surco de varios cientos de metros de ancho y de varias decenas de metros de hondo.
Pero los habitantes de la zona por donde pasaria la via maritima tienen otras preocupaciones: la amenaza de desaparicion del grupo indigena Rama y la literal eliminacion de 18 ecosistemas, un sistema de humedales protegido y la mas importante fuente de agua del pais: el lago Cocibolca.
El lago evacua sus aguas a traves del rio Tipitapa hacia el Lago Cocibolca o de Nicaragua.
Esta ciudad concentra la mayor atraccion turistica del pais y esta ubicada entre el poblado indigena de Xalteva, el lago Cocibolca, el Gran Lago o Mar Dulce (unico en el mundo que posee tiburones) y el volcan Mombacho, que posee una altura de 1,345 metros y se encuentra lleno de misterio y cuentos de brujas.
El Gil Gonzalez drena hacia la Laguna Nocarime, una laguna costera con un valor ecologico y socioeconomico significativo, y luego desemboca en el Lago Cocibolca que representa la reserva mas grande de agua dulce en Centroamerica.
Much To Do--Back to Guahan, Hear It Loud, He Manav--GOONDA Dubwise Edit, BodaNathu, El tiburon del Lago Cocibolca, Dolare, Ahimsa Street Dub, and Bobby Friction Shoutout/ BBC Radio 1.
More than one-third of the trajectory passes through Lago Cocibolca, also known as Lago de Nicaragua, Central America's largest lake.
El 7 de jubo de 2014, el Gobierno de Nicaragua anuncio que el canal interoceanico que pretende construir atravesara el gran lago Cocibolca (8.