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Lake Eyasi (3383504)

Tanzania

CWAC status
Authority TAWIRI
Management status Water Resources Management is undertaken by the Basin Water Office which is under the Basin Water Board.
Conservation status Lake Eyasi has no national protection status
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Date_registered
2016-10-29
Brief_description
Lake Eyasi is a seasonal shallow endorheic salt lake on the floor of the Great Rift Valley at the base of the Serengeti Plateau, just south of the Serengeti National Park and immediately southwest of the Ngorongoro Crater in the Crater Highlands of Tanzania. The lake is elongated, orientated southwest to northeast, and lies in the Eyasi-Wembere branch of the Great Rift Valley.[
Physical_features
A salt lake situated between the Rift Valley's Eyasi escarpment and the Kidero Mountains, guides in the area.
Hydrological_features
The Sibiti River enters the southwestern end of the lake. The river may continue to flow somewhat year round, at least in wetter years; the other inflows are all seasonal. The second largest inflow is the Baray, at the northeast. During the dry season the lake may dry up almost entirely, especially in drier years,During the dry season the lake may dry up almost entirely, especially in drier years.
Ecological_features
the area around Lake Eyasi is home to the Hadzabe bushmen, some of the last remaining hunter-gatherers on the continent. The Hadzabe have inhabited the acacia forests and scrubland around Eyasi for over 10,000 years and visits to nearby clans can be arranged through local. The soda lakes are alkaline and brackish, home to large populations of flamingos, storks, and herons. Bird-watching and game viewing are popular activities, but must be done from a distance as the soda flats along the lake shore are difficult to walk or drive upon.

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