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Oguta Lake

Oguta Lake
Location Imo State
Coordinates
Primary inflows Utu, Awbuna and Njaa rivers
Basin countries Nigeria
Max. depth 8 m

Oguta Lake is the largest natural lake in the Imo State, Nigeria; within the equatorial rainforest region. It is important to the people of Oguta, Orsu, Nkwesi and Awo as a source of water, fish, tourism and an outlet for sewerage.[1] Uhamiri is the goddess of Oguta Lake.[2]

Oguta Lake served as a Biafran army marine base during the Nigerian Civil War.[3]

Footnotes

  1. ^ "OGUTA LAKE". www.ilec.or.jp. Retrieved 2008-06-08. 
  2. ^ Chuku, Gloria (2005). Igbo women and economic transformation in southeastern Nigeria, 1900-1960. Routledge. p. 26.  
  3. ^ "LakeNet - Lakes". www.worldlakes.org. Retrieved 2008-06-08. 

External links

  • [1] World lakes database


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