Sinking Lake Nakuru gate

Mother Nature Strikes Again as Nakuru National Park Sinks (Photos)

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Mother nature is furious, and areas in the greater Rift valley are bearing the largest brunt.

Rift Valley lakes are swelling beyond limit and portends serious ecological disasters even as there are no signs of rainfall subsiding.

Lake Nakuru sinks
A collage of photos showing a contrast of the Lake Nakuru National Park in 2018 and its current situation.

And with geologists and environmental experts warning that Lakes Baringo and Bogoria swelling due to increased water levels, Lake Nakuru is the third lake to experience rising levels of water.

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Other lakes in the Rift Valley Lakes are Elementaita, Naivasha, Turkana, Logipi and Solai, are also rising.

Below is Lake Nakuru National Park main entry, before it started sinking.

Mother nature is furious, and the forces in the greater Rift valley is bearing the largest brunt. Rift Valley lakes are swelling beyond limit and portends serious ecological disasters.  And with geologists and environmental experts warning that Lakes Baringo and Bogoria swelling due to increased water levels, Lake Nakuru is the third lake to experience rising levels of water.  Other lakes in the Rift Valley Lakes are Elementaita, Naivasha, Turkana, Logipi and Solai, are also rising. Below is Lake Nakuru National Park main entry, before & after.  Photos which have gone viral on social media shows an environmentally terrible and sore situation on the ground as the whole area from the main entrance now completely submerged. The tourist attraction has been receiving thousands of local and international visitors before Mother Nature struck. Authorities worry that the national park which protects endangered giraffes and zebras is at risk of total submersion, threatening other wild animals such as warthogs, impalas and ostriches. Last month, experts warned that the continued high rainfalls witnessed in the region will continue to cause more areas to sink as water levels keep on rising.  Environmentalists and government officials including the North Rift Tourism coordinator William Kimosop have expressed fears that the on-going geothermal explorations and other human activities are causing swelling of lakes in the region.
Lake Nakuru National Park main gate over the years.

Photos which have gone viral on social media shows an environmentally terrible and sore situation on the ground as the whole area from the main entrance now completely submerged.

The tourist attraction has been receiving thousands of local and international visitors before Mother Nature struck.

Authorities worry that the national park which protects endangered giraffes and zebras is at risk of total submersion, threatening other wild animals such as warthogs, impalas and ostriches.

Last month, experts warned that the continued high rainfalls witnessed in the region will continue to cause more areas to sink as water levels keep on rising.

Lake Nakuru
Lake Nakuru National Park main gate over the years

Environmentalists and government officials including the North Rift Tourism coordinator William Kimosop have expressed fears that the on-going geothermal explorations and other human activities are causing swelling of lakes in the region.

 

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