Lake Bam

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Lake Bam
Lac de Bam MS 2553.jpg
Lake Bam, seen from the South
LocationKongoussi, Bam, Burkina Faso
Coordinates13°24′06″N 1°31′03″W / 13.40167°N 1.51750°W / 13.40167; -1.51750Coordinates: 13°24′06″N 1°31′03″W / 13.40167°N 1.51750°W / 13.40167; -1.51750
Basin countriesBurkina Faso
Official nameLac Bam
Designated7 October 2009
Reference no.1880[1]

Lake Bam is located near the town of Kongoussi, in Burkina Faso. The lake is slowly drying up, putting at risk the nearby village's agriculture, fish stocks, and cattle watering. The lake has been designated as a Ramsar site since 2009.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Lac Bam". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.