Helge Hjelland of Norway also went up the river to the source at the Guinea Highlands then along the river to the mouth. Maps are assembled and kept in a high resolution vector … The volume of discharge is extremely large and the bed load size is small pebbles, which are smooth and not sharp. 1000 km long Tana River is the longest river in Kenya, and gives its name to the Tana River County. Flowing through steep mountains, a river is powerful enough to wear away the land underneath, creating V-shaped valleys and steep-sided gorges. Residents from surrounding areas are fleeing their homes to raised grounds as the rains continue cause havoc in the community. The uncertainty that surrounds Apurimac’s sour… Vector quality. The closer you get to the mouth of the river the wider and deeper the river becomes. Several homesteads have been submerged and residents have been forced to move with their belongings […] It drains parts of Nandi, Kericho and Nyando districts. The area where the mouth of the Amazon River is located in eastern Brazil features a number of islands. The ca. 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The river rises in the Gatamaiyo Forest as the Athi River and enters the Indian Ocean as the Galana River (also known as the Sabaki River). As a first step towards numerical modeling, complementary datasets from different periods have been used to develop a conceptual hydrogeological model for this geologically complex basin. A highland and a Kano Plains groundwater system exist and are separated by the faults at the Nandi and Kendu escarpments. In fact, the Chambeshi River is the longest body of water to flow into the Congo River. The waters from these two lakes come together to create the Lualaba River, which is considered the upper section of the Congo River. The source of the river is situated near Harrison, Nebraska, and then it flows for 580 miles through South Dakota and Nebraska before finally draining into the Missouri River. R. Ragati River - Ruiru River. The upper basin of the Ewaso Ng'iro River is 15,200-square-kilometre (5,900 sq mi). This Project will illuminate and avert these misconceptions, in a manner that will enhance sustainable management and wise use of the wetlands resources. The Project provides suitable examples in which support from the UNDP will demonstrate appropriate management and delivering results in community development interventions that target both poverty alleviation amongst the poor communities and protection of fragile ecosystems in the Southern Lake Victoria Basin (LVB), Nyando River wetlands and the flood prone Kano/Nyakach plains. The UNDP provided seed money to KDC in March 2006, following which the Wetlands Project has realised many tangible milestones. NO 3-concentration in tropical river basins vary spatially and is governed by the predominant land use.. Whereas it is common knowledge that the Nyando River Basin is one of the most degraded of all the river basins in the Kenyan portion of the Lake Victoria Basin, minimum efforts have been made to develop a suitable Management Plan, let alone any sustained initiatives that would minimize the escalating degradation of these biodiversity-rich wetlands. This has been  made possible —and will continue to be realised--through the following interventions: © Elevation (ASTER-GDEM) and drainage pattern map of the Nyando River basins. The nutrient loads increased downstream. The over-dependence of the local community on the wetlands resources, wide-scale human degradation, coupled with the recent lake water receding, has placed the wetlands in a more precarious footing in the area. This pilot initiative has generated much interest among the riparian communities and demonstrated successes that need to be replicated and up-scaled in other areas of the Nyanza Gulf such as the Kuja River basin and Oluch-Kimira wetlands in Rachuonyo while at the same time improving the capacity of the communities in the Nyando River wetlands to better manage wetlands, mitigate and adapt to floods and cope with adverse effects of Climate Change in the area. The Kano plain is a gently undulating alluvial plain (ranging 1135–1170 m a.s.l) at the base of the escarpments and occupies two-thirds of the lower half of the Nyando river basin (Raburu et al., 2012). As it flows downhill, the river slows down and moves into flatter areas of land. This page was last changed on 29 July 2013, at 03:59. UNDP is the UN’s global development network responsible for partnering with countries to develop and share solutions to development challenges. According to Kenya government statistics, over 70% of the population living around the Nyando River wetlands live below poverty level (