Kulfo River

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Kulfo River
Country Ethiopia
Basin features
River mouth Lake Chamo
1,235 m (4,052 ft)

The Kulfo River is a river in southern Ethiopia. It flows through the Nechisar National Park and drains into Lake Chamo.[1]

An important bridge over the river was restored in 2006. The river has dried out considerably in recent years.

Cytotaxonomic analysis of larval chromosomes from the Kulfo River area has revealed the existence of two newly recognized species of Black flies in the river, Simulium kulfoense and S. soderense; yet unlike other Black flies these species are not carriers of Onchocerca volvulus.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schütt, Brigitta, Thiemann, Stefan, Kulfo River, Southern Ethiopia:Regulator of Lake Level Changes in the Lake Abaya–Chamo Basin, Research Institute Water and Environment, Siegen University, Retrieved on June 22, 2008
  2. ^ Hadisa, Mamuye, Wilson, Michael, Cobblaha, Millicent, Boakyea, Daniel, (2008) Cytotaxonomy of Simulium soderense and a redescription of the ‘Kulfo’ form, International Journal of Tropical Insect Science, Cambridge University Press, Retrieved on June 22, 2008

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