Experts Call for Action as Lake Victoria Exceeds Historic Mark

The water volume in Africa's largest fresh-water lake has risen to its highest level exceeding 1965's historic mark, according to an assessment conducted by the Lake Victoria Basin Commission. The adverse effects of the lake's backflow have displaced hundreds of residents upstream and rendered dozens homeless.

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Researchers collecting samples of water from the shores of Lake Victoria in Kisumu, Kenya (file photo).

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