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Lake Rukwa Basin Facts:

Coverage: Mbeya, Songwe, Rukwa, Katavi, small parts of Tabora and Singida
Total Area:
88,000 km2.:
25C to 30C.:
Annual mean rainfall:
2.5 million:


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General Map of Lake Rukwa Basin:

Lake Rukwa Basin is a fairly large basin which comprises parts of the regions of Mbeya, Songwe, Rukwa, Katavi and small parts of Tabora and Singida
Total Area: 88,000 km2

It is an internal drainage system comprising the lake with a surface area of 2,300 km2. The Basin borders Lake Tanganyika Basin to the West and North, Zambia to the South, Lake Nyasa Basin to the South East and Rufiji River Basin to the East.

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Useful Links:

Ministry of Water & Irrigation Pangani Basin Lake Victoria Basin
Wami-Ruvu Basin Rufiji Basin Ruvuma and Southern Coast Basin
Lake Nyasa Basin Internal Drainage Basin Lake Tanganyika Basin
Water Point Mapping Tanzania Mbeya Region Mbeya City Council
Kalambo District Sumbawanga Municipality Nkasi District
Mpanda Municipality Mlele District Nsimbo District
SAGCOT Uyole Agricultural Research Institute Mbeya University of Science and Technology
NEMC Katavi National Park Mbeya UWSA    
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