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LAKE LOGIPI is a saline, alkaline lake that lies at the northern end of the arid Suguta Valley in the northern Kenya
Kenya
Rift. It is separated from Lake
Lake
Turkana by the Barrier volcanic complex , a group of young volcanoes that last erupted during the late 19th Century or early 20th Century. Saline hot springs discharge on the northern shoreline of Lake
Lake
Logipi and at Cathedral Rocks near its southern limit, and help to maintain water at times of extreme aridity. During the rainy season, the lake is also recharged from the Suguta River which flows northward along the Suguta Valley , periodically forming a temporary lake ( Lake
Lake
Alablab) that unites with Logipi.

Lake
Lake
Logipi has a maximum depth of 3 to 5 m, and is about 6 km wide by 3 km long. Its waters are of sodium bicarbonate composition with a pH of 9.5-10.5 and salinity (total dissolved salts) that varies from less than 20 g/l to greater than 50 g/l. Efflorescent salt crusts (trona ) are present around its margins. Flamingoes frequently inhabit the saline waters feeding on cyanobacteria (Arthrospira spp. - formerly termed Spirulina ) and other plankton.

SEE ALSO

* Lake
Lake
Suguta

REFERENCES

* ^ Mathea, Chege David (November 1, 2009). "OUR LAKES, OUR FUTURE" (PDF). International Lake
Lake
Environment Committee Foundation. Retrieved 2011-12-29.

* Castanier, S., Bernet-Rollande, M.-C., Maurin, A., and Perthuisot, J.-P. 1993. Effects of microbial activity on the hydrochemistry and sedimentology of Lake
Lake
Logipi, Kenya. Hydrobiologia , v. 267, p. 99-112.

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Lakes of Kenya
Kenya

* Baringo * Bogoria * Chew Bahir * Chala * Elmenteita * Jipe * Kamnarok * Logipi * Magadi * Naivasha
Naivasha
* Nakuru * Turkana * Victoria

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Great Rift Valley, Kenya
Kenya

VOLCANOES

* Barrier Volcano
Barrier Volcano
* Namarunu
Namarunu
* Emuruangogolak
Emuruangogolak
* Silali * Paka * Korosi
Korosi
* Menengai
Menengai
* Eburru * Olkaria
Olkaria
* Longonot * Suswa

HILLS AND ESCARPMENTS

* Elgeyo Escarpment * Mau Escarpment
Mau Escarpment
* Nguruman Escarpment
Nguruman Escarpment
* Losiolo Escarpment
Losiolo Escarpment
* Aberdare Range * Ngong Hills * Loriu Plateau
Loriu Plateau

LAKES

* Turkana * Logipi * Baringo * Bogoria * Nakuru * Elmenteita * Naivasha
Naivasha
* Magadi * Natron

RIVERS

* Suguta * Kerio * Molo * Ol Arabel
Ol Arabel
* Perkerra * Waseges * Gilgil * Malewa * Turasha * Southern Ewaso Ng\'iro

CONSERVATION AREAS

* Kerio Valley National Reserve
Kerio Valley National Reserve
* Lake
Lake
Baringo National Park * Lake
Lake
Bogoria National Reserve * Lake
Lake
Nakuru National Park * Mount Kipipiri Forest Reserve
Mount Kipipiri Forest Reserve
* Kigio Wildlife Conservancy
Kigio Wildlife Conservancy
* Lake
Lake
Naivasha
Naivasha
National Park * Hell\'s Gate National Park * Mount Longonot
Mount Longonot
National Park * Mount Suswa Conservancy * Shompole Conservancy

URBAN CENTRES

* Kapedo
Kapedo
* Kinyang
Kinyang
* Marigat
Marigat
* Nakuru * Gilgil * Naivasha
Naivasha
* Magadi

PALEONTOLOGICAL AND ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES

* Afar Triangle
Afar Triangle
* Aiyangiyang
Aiyangiyang
* Amboseli * Karsa * Koobi Fora
Koobi Fora
* Laetoli
Laetoli
* Lothagam * Olduvai Gorge
Olduvai Gorge
* Rusinga Island
Rusinga Island

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Kenya
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