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Tanzania's Lake Natron Drying Up

Lake Natron is drying up again: common thing during drought times like these except that the incident may just be another early warning to volcanic disaster.

 

Lying at the leeward foot of often boiling Oldonyo L’engai lava, the Natron has  been considered the cooling radiator to the ‘Mountain-of-God’ and whenever the lake dries up as it did in 2007 the molten rocks would sprout out of L’engai cone which standing at 3460 meters is Tanzania’s third highest peak after Kilimanjaro and Meru.

 

A recent visit to the lake site has revealed the regular hills of rocky islands dot the wide steaming damp landscape of the wetland site, as the huge water body shrinks away leaving behind a warm chalky, muddy  estate surrounded by an alkaline dust shore.

 

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