Swamps, springs and diatoms: wetlands of the semi-arid Bogoria-Baringo Rift, Kenya

  title={Swamps, springs and diatoms: wetlands of the semi-arid Bogoria-Baringo Rift, Kenya},
  author={R Bernhart Owen and Robin W Renaut and Victoria C. Hover and Gail M. Ashley and Abraham Muthama Muasya},
Lakes Bogoria and Baringo lie in a semi-arid part of the Kenya Rift Valley between 0° 15′–0° 30'N and 36° 02′–36° 05′E. Nevertheless, the area around these lakes contains numerous wetland systems that have been formed: along lake shorelines; along faults where hot, warm and cold springs have developed; and along river systems that cross the rift floor. Six major types of wetland are recognized: Proximal Hot Springs; Hot Spring Marshes; Blister Wetlands; Typha and Cyperus papyrus Swamps… CONTINUE READING
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