Syllabus: World Geography
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
- 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