Lake Bario

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Lake Bario is one of a chain of lakes into which the Awash River empties its waters. It is located at the eastern end of the Afar Region of Ethiopia, at 11°22′N 41°36′E / 11.367°N 41.600°E / 11.367; 41.600Coordinates: 11°22′N 41°36′E / 11.367°N 41.600°E / 11.367; 41.600.

Lake Bario lies in the middle of a swamp, through which it receives its inflow from Lake Afambo to the northeast. Its outflow is on its southern side, which circles around Mount Dama Ali to empty into Lake Abbe.[1]


  1. ^ Robert Mepham, R. H. Hughes, and J. S. Hughes, A directory of African wetlands, (Cambridge: IUCN, UNEP and WCMC, 1992), p. 166