Lake Nakuru Flooding Situation- PICTURES

Lake Nakuru continued flooding has led to displacement of hundreds of people from their homes in the neighboring Mwariki village. The Park’s main gate is is almost fully going under water and roads completely cut off in a situation never seen in recent history. The lake is receiving a lot of fresh water which could potentially change its alkalinity and could impact biodiversity. Current availability of fresh water fish populations and lessening of flamingos could explain this. Sources indicate lakes in Rift Valley are flooding because of the impact of climate change. 

Abandoned roofless stone structures submerged in Mwariki Village, South West of Lake West Nakuru.
Fishermen laying their nets in a flooded area of Mwariki Village, South West Lake Nakuru. Fishing is outlawed on the lake but despite that, fishermen continue fishing risking arrest and prosecution. 
A Flooded road at Lake Nakuru National Park. 
A fisherman walking through a flooded section of Lake Nakuru carrying a sack on his back. Fishing is outlawed on the lake but despite that, fishermen continue fishing risking arrest and prosecution. 
A young lady walks through a flooded area in Mwariki Village, South West of Lake Nakuru. 
Phone picture of a boy holding fish in Mwariki Village, south west of Lake Nakuru

A road with a dead end.

Hundreds of boats impounded by government officials for illegally fishing in Lake Nakuru.

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