Drying Rivers, Lakes and Reservoirs


Drying Rivers, Lakes and Resevoirs

In a new era of conditions dangerously affected by global warming, the world's waters are rapidly running dry creating crisis for wild habitats and human civilization. The following are some of the seas, rivers, lakes and underground water reserves we have lost or are losing, impacting the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people, animals, farming, lives, electricity, and threatening with CO2 and methane release, exacerbating climate change.

World's major rivers drying - One third are gone or going - Groundwater wells for 3 billion people are drying up

Top 10 global river systems drying or ebbing away:

China - Salween
Europe - Danube
South America - La Plata
North America - Rio Grande
India - Ganges
Pakistan - Indus
Africa - Nile and Lake Victoria
Australia - Murray-Darling
South East Asia - Mekong-Lancang
China - Yangtze

due to dams, over-extraction, overfishing and climate change.

Major lakes dried up or drying:
(not including dangerous side effects such as the release of CO2, methane, and other gases)

The following is a list of some of the most vital and largest bodies of water which are drying or completely gone:

Rivers from Mt. Kenya
Most lakes in Kenya
Africa's largest lake, Lake Victoria
Africa's fourth largest lake, Lake Chad
World's longest river, Nile river
World's third longest river, Niger river
Rivers and streams in Kaoma, Zambia
Tanzania's Lake Natron
Tanzania's Lake Manyara

North America:
Great Lakes of USA and Canada: Lakes Michigan, Huron, Superior, St. Clair
Emergency water supply from Great Lakes jeopardized
Arctic ponds on Canada's Ellesmere Island