February 1, 2023

Magnificent View of Kainji Lake, Nigeria From Space

Kainji Dam, situated in the center of the image, produces electricity for many of Nigerias cities. The dam is the biggest of the dams on the Niger, over 66 m high and 550 m across. The dam provides electrical power, enhanced river navigation, water control of the Niger, along with waters for watering and fishing.
Kainji Lake National Park, noticeable as a dark green spot of land in the left of the image, is Nigerias oldest national forest. Covering a location of around 5300 sq km, the park includes three distinct locations: a part of the Kainji Lake, the Borgu Game Reserve to the west of the lake, and the Zugurma Game Reserve to the southeast. Around 65 mammal species, 350 species of birds and 30 types of amphibians and reptiles have actually been recorded in the park.
Sentinel-2 is a two-satellite mission to provide the coverage and information delivery needed for Europes Copernicus program. The objectives frequent reviews over the very same location and high spatial resolution enable modifications in water bodies to be carefully kept an eye on.

This image, recorded on November 11, 2020, is likewise included on the Earth from Space video program (Embedded above).

Kainji Lake was created in 1968 by the building and construction of the Kainji Dam and covers an area of around 1300 sq km with a mean depth of 12 m. Water from the Niger River, the third-longest river in Africa, gets in the lake in the north. Kainji Lake National Park, visible as a dark green spot of land in the left of the image, is Nigerias oldest national park. Covering an area of around 5300 sq km, the park includes three unique areas: a part of the Kainji Lake, the Borgu Game Reserve to the west of the lake, and the Zugurma Game Reserve to the southeast.

Image of Kainji Lake, a tank on the Niger River in western Nigeria, caught by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission on November 11, 2020. Credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2020 ), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
Kainji Lake, a reservoir on the Niger River in western Nigeria, is featured in this true-color image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 objective.
Kainji Lake was developed in 1968 by the construction of the Kainji Dam and covers an area of around 1300 sq km with a mean depth of 12 m. Water from the Niger River, the third-longest river in Africa, enters the lake in the north. The grey-colored waters here blend with the striking, yellow-colored waters of Kainji Lake, producing an unique sediment plume moving southwards. The emerald-green streaks are greenery and algae floating on the surface area of the lake.
The development of the lake immersed Foge Island, the town of Bussa and completely flooded other riverine settlements– leaving around 50 000 people displaced. Foge Island can be seen dividing the river into two channels at the northern end, and the channels combine again north of Old Bussa. During low water tides, large parts of Foge Island rise above and are temporarily inhabited by migrating anglers.

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