Water is dwindling in Lake Chad
Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency describes the gradual deterioration of Lake Chad, one of the largest lakes in Africa.
Since the 1960s, Lake Chad has lost 90 percent of its water as a result of less precipitation, the development of modern irrigation systems for agriculture, and the increasing demand for freshwater.
According to the ESA, several attempts have been made to replenish the lake, but little progress has been made. Lake Chad is still a major source of freshwater for millions of people in the area.
Video Credit: European Space Agency