Articles | Volume 22, issue 10
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 5509–5525, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-5509-2018

Special issue: Modelling lakes in the climate system (GMD/HESS inter-journal...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 5509–5525, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-5509-2018

Research article 25 Oct 2018

Research article | 25 Oct 2018

Modelling the water balance of Lake Victoria (East Africa) – Part 1: Observational analysis

Inne Vanderkelen et al.

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Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa and one of the two major sources of the Nile river. The water level of Lake Victoria is determined by its water balance, consisting of lake precipitation and evaporation, inflow from rivers and lake outflow, controlled by two hydropower dams. Here, we present a water balance model for Lake Victoria, which closely represents the observed lake levels. The model results highlight the sensitivity of the lake level to human operations at the dam.