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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
..... Click the link for more information. , 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.
..... Click the link for more information. ) 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.
..... Click the link for more information. (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
..... Click the link for more information. 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).
..... Click the link for more information. ). Hydroelectric plants are located at Owen and Murchison falls. The river is navigable from Lake Albert to Murchison Falls.
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.