The LAC DE GUIERS or LAKE GUIERS is a lake in northern
It is about 35 kilometers long and 8 kilometers wide, and is supplied
by the Ferlo or Bounoum River , which flows north into its southern
end, from Fouta in the rainy season. Water used to flow out to the
The shores are mostly fertile. The north shore and surrounding area have been converted to a large sugar-growing region irrigated with water from the lake.
Lac de Guiers is designated an
Important Bird Area by BirdLife
International ; the key species are lesser flamingo (Phoeniconaias
minor), glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), Eurasian spoonbill
The lake has a complicated history involving the kingdoms of Tekrur
* ^ A B BirdLife International: IBA Factsheet: Lac de Guiers * ^ Britannica: Lake Guier * ^ In Fula : Fulɓe; in French : Peul or Peulh.
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