- Lake Managua
lake_name = Lake Managua
Lago de Managua
image_lake = lake managua.jpg
caption_lake = From space (January 1986). North is to the left
coords = coord|12|20|N|86|25|W|type:waterbody_region:NI|display=inline,title
basin_countries = Nicaragua
length = 65 km
width = 25 km
Lake Managua (also known as Lake Xolotlán) (located at coord|12|20|N|86|25|W|type:waterbody_region:NI) is a
lakein Nicaragua. The es name is Lago de Managua or Lago Xolotlán. It is approximately 65 kilometres (40 miles) long and 25 kilometres (15 miles) wide. Similarly to the name of Lake Nicaragua, its name was coined by the Spanish conquerors from " Mangue" (their name for the Mánkemetribes) and "agua" ("water"). The city of Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, lies on its southwestern shore.
The lake has been severely polluted, in part by
Kodakdumping mercury into the lake in the 1950s, but mostly by decades of sewagebeing dumped into the lake. Despite the pollution, some of the people of Managua still live along the lake's shores and eat the fish.
It rose 3 metres (10 ft) in five days during
Hurricane Mitchin 1998, destroying the homes of many who lived on its edge.
It is also joined by the
Tipitapa Riverto another lake, Lake Nicaragua; however, owing to the extreme pollution, the Bull sharks of Lake Nicaragua cannot migrate to Lake Managua Fact|date=March 2008.
* [http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/jpeg/PIA03365.jpgJPL NASA: PIA03365: Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, Lakes Managua (foreground) and Nicaragua (background)]
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