Wednesday, September 30, 2015

CHAD - Lakes of Ounianga

"The site includes eighteen interconnected lakes in the hyper arid Ennedi region of the Sahara desert covering an area of 62,808 ha. It constitutes an exceptional natural landscape of great beauty with striking colours and shapes. The saline, hyper saline and freshwater lakes are supplied by groundwater and are found in two groups 40 km apart. Ounianga Kebir comprises four lakes, the largest of which, Yoan, covers an area of 358 ha and is 27 m deep. Its highly saline waters only sustain algae and some microorganisms. The second group, Ounianga Serir, comprises fourteen lakes separated by sand dunes. Floating reeds cover almost half the surface of these lakes reducing evaporation. At 436 ha, Lake Teli has the largest surface area but is less than 10 m deep. With their high quality freshwater, some of these lakes are home to aquatic fauna, particularly fish." -

Yes! My very first postcard from Chad showing Lake Téli!
Thank you so much Fan for granting my wish!
So happy to have this in my collection!

1. Lake Yoa
2. Lake Katam
3. Lake Oma (or Ouma)
4. Lake Béver
5, Lake Midji
6. Lake Forodom
7. Lake Motro
8. Lake Melekui
9. Lake Dirke
10. Lake Ardjou
11. Lake Téli
12. Lake Obrom
13. Lake Élimé
14. Lake Hogo
15. Lake Djiara
16. Lake Ahoita
17. Lake Daléyala
18. Lake Boukkou

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