Lake Katam

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Lake Katam
Lac Katam.jpg
Location Sahara Chad
Coordinates 19°1′N 20°30′E / 19.017°N 20.500°E / 19.017; 20.500Coordinates: 19°1′N 20°30′E / 19.017°N 20.500°E / 19.017; 20.500
Primary inflows subsurface; evaporation
Primary outflows subsurface
Basin countries Chad
Max. length 2.4 km (1.5 mi)
Max. width 1 km (0.62 mi)
Surface elevation 377 m (1,237 ft)

The Lake Katam is one of the larger lakes in Ounianga Kebir, a lake system in the Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti Region in the north-east basin of Chad. These lakes are notable for their running in the north-south headlands, by the Trade wind are formed. They are the remnant of a much larger lake, that filled the basin during the so-called green Sahara-time, which lasted from about BC 10000-1500.

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