Lakes of Chad are important geographical divisions in the country. Among the lakes in Chad, the Chad Lake is well known among the tourists. This is a fresh water lake in the country.
Chad Lake is considered to be world’s seventh largest lake. In Africa, this lake occupies the fourth position among all of its kind. The water level of the lakes is dependent on the amount of rainfall they receive throughout the year.
While traveling Chad, tourists may visit the lakes in Chad. Lake Chad is becoming shallower than it used to be thousand of years ago. This lake is mainly fed by the river water that flows down from the highlands. It primarily depends on the water from Chari River. But from this lake, no river originates. Near the lake region, Papyrus grows in abundance. Vegetation in this area is swampy.
Lake Fitri is another fresh water lake in Chad. The lake is not very deep and its water level depends on the water received from seasonal rivers in Chad or from rainfall that is often irregular. During drought, the lake may dry up. The lake mainly depends on the water received from the Batha stream during the rainy season in Chad.
Some of the lakes located in Chad are:
- Lake N’Gara
- Lake Iro
- Lake Tikem
- Lake Fianga
- Lake Tibesti