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Lake
Lake
Logipi is a saline, alkaline lake that lies at the northern end of the arid Suguta Valley
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.[1] See also[edit]

Lake
Lake
Suguta

References[edit]

^ 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

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

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Great Rift Valley, Kenya

Volcanoes

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

Hills and escarpments

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

Lakes

Turkana Logipi Baringo Bogoria Nakuru Elmenteita Naivasha Magadi Natron

Rivers

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

Conservation areas

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

Urban Centres

Kapedo Kinyang Marigat Nakuru Gilgil Naivasha Magadi

Paleontological and Archeological Sites

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

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