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Ecosystem Sabaki
Type River (basin)
Salinity freshwater
Other Names Athi-Galana-Sabaki
Tanzania and Kenya, from Nairobi eastward to Mombasa, East Africa FishBase does not have latitudinal and longitudinal range for this ecosystem.
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Size Ref
River Length Area Drainage Area 80500
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100 Meters Depth
Description Second largest, east-flowing system of Kenya. Rising near Nairobi, it drains the Kapiti Plains south of Nairobi, the southern slopes of the Aderdare Mountains, parts of Yatta Plateau and the eastern flanks of Mount Kilimanjaro. Major tributaries include Kiboko and Tsavo Rivers. Below Lugard's Fall (near Tsavo River confluence), river is called Galana. The lowermost course is called Sabaki. The Tsavo River, which is maintained by the Mazima Springs, is the only permanent flowing affluent of the lower drainage system. Includes: Galana, Athi, Tsavo, Lake Amboseli, Marafa
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Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. on 06.22.99
Modified by Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen on 05.27.21
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