Why Lake Nakuru water levels keep rising

Lake Nakuru

A man points at Lake Nakuru on November 14, 2020. The water levels in the lake have risen in the recent past.

Photo credit: Francis Mureithi | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Scientists attribute the rising water levels in the lake to the effects of regional tectonics. 
  • The changing climate in the lake region is also a contributing factor to the rising lake levels.

Since 2012, the water levels in Lake Nakuru have been rising from an average of three metres to the highest level of approximately 8.5 metres recorded in April 2020.

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