WorldStage Newsonline-- Hope for the restoration of the drying Lake Chad has been boosted as the Lake Chad Basin Commission and a Chinese firm, POWERCHINA International Group signed a $1.8 million Memorandum of Understanding to transfer water from the Congo Basin to Lake Chad Basin.
From Turkey to Mexico,10 of the world’s most volatile flashpoints got a lot more unpredictable this year: Syria & Iraq, Turkey, Yemen, Greater Sahel and Lake Chad Basin, DRCongo, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Ukraine, Mexico
The Lake Chad catchment has an area 2,500,000 km2. In the past it contained a giant lake known as Lake Megachad. The last long-lived Lake Megachad high stand occurred during the early and middle Holocene, with a shoreline at an altitude of about 329m and a lake area of 361,000 km2 . In its heyday it was fed by a number of large river systems that rose in the Ahagar, Tassili, Air, Tibesti and Edeni mountains of what is now the Sahara Desert. The river in the southern part o