Victoria Nile

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Victoria Nile,

river, section of the White NileWhite Nile,
river, one of the chief tributaries of the Nile, E Africa. The name is sometimes used for the 600 mi (970 km) long section of the river known as the Bahr el Abiad that extends upstream from Khartoum to the junction of the Bahr el Jebel and the Bahr el Ghazal at Lake
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, c.260 mi (420 km) long, central Uganda, E central Africa. It drains from the northern end of Lake Victoria (see Victoria, LakeVictoria, Lake,
or Victoria Nyanza
, largest lake of Africa and the world's second largest freshwater lake, c.26,830 sq mi (69,490 sq km), E central Africa, on the Uganda-Tanzania-Kenya border. Lake Victoria (c.255 mi/410 km long and c.
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) at Jinja and flows generally north and west, over Ripon Falls and Owen FallsOwen Falls,
on the Victoria Nile, SE Uganda, near Jinja, site of the Nalubaale Dam (formerly the Owen Falls Dam), completed 1954. The dam, which submerged the waterfall, controls the discharge from Lake Victoria (c.2 mi/3.
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 (both now submerged), through shallow Lake Kyoga, and thence over Murchison FallsMurchison Falls,
rapids on the lower Victoria Nile River, NW Uganda, 22 mi (35 km) E of Lake Albert (see Albert, Lake). The river, narrowing to about 20 ft (6 m) wide, flows through precipitously cleft rocks, dropping 400 ft (122 m) in a series of three cascades to the level of
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 to Lake Albert (see Albert, LakeAlbert, Lake,
or Albert Nyanza
, 2,064 sq mi (5,346 sq km), on the Congo (Kinshasa)–Uganda border, E central Africa. The lake is c.100 mi (160 km) long and c.19 mi (30 km) wide, with a maximum depth of 168 ft (51 m).
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). Hydroelectric plants are located at Owen and Murchison falls. The river is navigable from Lake Albert to Murchison Falls.
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Victoria Nile


the section of the White Nile from its source in Lake Victoria to the point where it flows into Lake Albert (East Africa, Uganda). The Victoria Nile is approximately 420 km long. It intersects a stepped plateau, forming numerous rapids and waterfalls. The river flows through Lake Kyoga. The annual discharge decreases along the course of the river from 21 cu km to 19.7 cu km as a result of evaporation from Lake Kyoga and the surrounding swamps. In 1954 a hydroelectric power plant was built at Owen Falls, and other power plants are being planned between lakes Kyoga and Albert.

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Murchison Falls National Park lies east of the northern end of Lake Albert, containing the falls of the westbound Victoria Nile, which goes into the lake, and several miles of the northbound Albert Nile, which comes out of the lake.
The Nile leaves Lake Victoria at Ripon Falls near Jinja, Uganda, as the Victoria Nile. It flows for approximately 500 kilometers (300 mi) farther, through Lake Kyoga, until it reaches Lake Albert.
Chief operating officer Paul McDade said that the find confirmed the extent of the Victoria Nile Delta reservoirs and would enable the fast-track development of the Kasamene Field.
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This discovery reinforces the high potential of this area and in particular the Victoria Nile Delta play."
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Bujagali is an important step towards realising the needed level and quality of supply." Once commissioned in 2011, the 250MW, run-of-the-river hydropower plant on the Victoria Nile will re-use water flowing from two existing upstream facilities to generate electricity.

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