Dungu River, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Dungu River
River
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The River Dungu in Dungu, RDC
Countries Democratic Republic of the Congo
District Haut-Uele
Mouth
 - location Dungu
 - coordinates 3°37′11″N 28°33′54″E / 3.619773°N 28.564968°E / 3.619773; 28.564968Coordinates: 3°37′11″N 28°33′54″E / 3.619773°N 28.564968°E / 3.619773; 28.564968
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The Ubangi River drainage basin: Dungu River in the far east

The Dungu River is a river that flows through the Haut-Uele District in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It passes through the town of Faradje, and joins the Kibali River at Dungu to form the Uele River.

The river flows between the town of Dungu and the local airstrip.[1] The river is home to crocodiles, hippopotamuses and snakes.[2] In October 2012 exceptionally high levels of rainfall caused the river to flood, submerging parts of the Garamba National Park, including the park manager's house.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Julia Spiegel and Noel Atama (March 2009). "Finishing the Fight Against the LRA: A Photo Essay". Center for American Progress. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  2. ^ "British Retrieve Transport Plane Down in an African River Jungle". Life Magazine. 19 February 1940. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  3. ^ "GARAMBA NATIONAL PARK RECORDS ITS HIGHEST RAINFALL LEVELS SINCE 1994". African Parks. Retrieved 2015-05-03.