Lake Titicaca

Syllabus: World Geography

Context

Dipping water levels

About the Lake

  • In the Andes on the border between Bolivia and Peru.
  • Highest of the world’s large lakes, world’s highest navigable sea and largest in South America after Venezuela’s Lake Maracaibo

Issues

  • Within 25 cm of their all-time low record in 1996
  • Low water levels mean fish that ordinarily spawn near shore are now unable
  • The result of climate change – The rainfall and the inflow to the lake from Peruvian rivers were not sufficient – heavily polluted by waste from the city of El Alto – indiscriminate fishing has decimated species

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