Wonderful Kivu

Lake Kivu covers a total surface area of 2730 km2 with a volume of 560 km3 and lies at an elevation of 1463 m above sea level. This lake is a shared resource between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo whose bed sits upon a rift valley that is slowly being pulled apart, causing volcanic activity in the area, and making it particularly deep: its maximum depth of 485 m is ranked nineteenth in the world.

About Lake Kivu
Get detailed information relating to the formation, chemical and biological composition.
Lake Kivu is a busy place with both leisure and commercial activities.
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Monitoring Programme
Set up to analyze data collected around the extracting plants, for better decision making.
Methane extraction
There is an abundance of methane gas in Lake Kivu, find out how it is extracted.
Scientific Data
This is a summary of the available scientific data about the lake.