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Lake Upemba, DR Congo

lakeLake Upemba
countryDR Congo
surface area608 km2
maximum depth4 m
average depth2 m
lake typeNatural
catchment area71,726 km2
altitude565 m
volume0.9 km3
islands(floating islands, Mitala Island)
shore length179 km
residence time24 days
average discharge435 m3 / sec.

Lake Upemba Information and Facts

Lake Upemba is a natural lake that covers a surface area of 608 km2 (235 mi2), has an average depth of 2 meters (5 feet), and reaches a maximum depth of 4 meters (14 feet). Lake Upemba boasts a total water volume of 0.9 km3 (729,643 acre-feet), and has a total shore line of 179 kilometers (112 miles). The lake, which sits at an elevation of 565 meters (1,854 feet), drains a whatershed that covers 71,726 km2 (27,694 mi2) and has a residence time of 24 days (0.07 years).