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Diversity of Lakes in South Sudan

South Sudan is home to several lakes and wetland areas, contributing to its diverse geography and ecosystems. 

These lakes and wetlands play vital roles in supporting local ecosystems, providing habitats for diverse flora and fauna, and sustaining the livelihoods of communities living in these regions. They also serve as water sources for agriculture, fishing, and other economic activities, contributing to the ecological and economic significance of South Sudan’s landscape.

Major Lakes in South Sudan


The Sudd is one of the largest wetland areas in the world and is found in South Sudan’s interior. It’s a vast, swampy region formed by the White Nile, making it a critical part of the Nile River system. The Sudd is known for its rich biodiversity, including various bird species, fish, and other wildlife.

Lake No

Also known as Lake No or Lake Noat, it’s a seasonal floodplain and shallow lake located in the Sudd region. During the rainy season, Lake No expands significantly, becoming one of the largest lakes in South Sudan. However, it shrinks considerably during the dry season.

Lake Albert

Lake Albert is situated in the northwestern part of South Sudan, sharing its border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It’s a part of the East African Rift system and is shared between South Sudan and Uganda.

Lake Turkana (partially)

The northernmost part of Lake Turkana, also known as Lake Rudolf, extends into the southeastern region of South Sudan. The lake is shared with Kenya and Ethiopia.