Zengena Lake

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Zengena Lake
Zengena Hayq.JPG
Zengena Lake
Location Amhara Region
Coordinates 10°54′50″N 36°58′00″E / 10.91389°N 36.96667°E / 10.91389; 36.96667Coordinates: 10°54′50″N 36°58′00″E / 10.91389°N 36.96667°E / 10.91389; 36.96667
Type crater lake
Basin countries Ethiopia
Max. length 1 km
Max. width 1 km
Max. depth 166 m
Surface elevation 2500 m

Zengena Lake (Amharic: ዘንገና ህይቅ?) is a crater lake located at 10°54′50″N 36°58′00″E / 10.91389°N 36.96667°E / 10.91389; 36.96667 in the Awi Zone of the Amhara Region in Ethiopia. It is situated between the towns of Injibara and Kessa, only 200 m from the Addis Ababa-Bahir Dar highway at an elevation of 2500 m. The diameter of the lake is roughly 1 km. With a maximum depth of 166 m, it is the second deepest lake in Ethiopia after Lake Shala. Its rim is made of unconsolidated ash deposits. Zengena is most likely a maar lake formed by volcanic explosion and collapse.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Tenalem 2009, p. 65

References[edit]

  • Tenalem Ayenew (2009). Natural Lakes of Ethiopia. Addis Ababa University Press. Addis Ababa.