Lake Bisina

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Lake Bisina
Coordinates 1°36′28″N 33°57′43″E / 1.60778°N 33.96194°E / 1.60778; 33.96194
Primary inflows Lake Opeta
Primary outflows Lake Kyoga
Basin countries Uganda
Settlements Mbale
Designated: September 15, 2006 [1]
Lake Bisina
Map showing the location of Lake Bisina
Map showing the location of Lake Bisina
Nearest city Mbale
Coordinates 01°36′28″N 33°57′43″E / 1.60778°N 33.96194°E / 1.60778; 33.96194Coordinates: 01°36′28″N 33°57′43″E / 1.60778°N 33.96194°E / 1.60778; 33.96194
Established 2006 [2]
Governing body District Government

Lake Bisina is a freshwater lake in eastern Uganda. It is also known as Lake Salisbury. It is connected upstream via a wetland to Lake Opeta and drains into Lake Kyoga.

Conservation[edit]

Lake Bisina is one of Uganda's 33 Important Bird Areas and since 2006 a Ramsar-listed wetland of international importance.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ramsar List". Ramsar.org. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. "The Annotated Ramsar List: Uganda". Retrieved 28 June 2012.