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Experts: Why the water levels of Rift Valley lakes are rising

What you need to know:

  • The affected lakes include Turkana in the north, which is overflowing, and Magadi in the South, which is drying up.
  • Geologist, Silas Simiyu, says pressure from the Rift’s volcanic system has resulted in water getting into faults, lubricating tectonic plates and causing tremors.

Whatever is happening underneath the Rift Valley has continued to intrigue scientists eager to understand why some of its lakes are overflowing while others are drying up .


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